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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Monboddo

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Ranked #1,061 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$6 - US$14
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: West End
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“couldnt leave”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

we stayed at the point hotel and this restaurant represents the hotel to a fantastic standard. we had dinner at 9pm we weren't rushed the quality of food did not suffer. the food was excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful.
After dinner we were asked if we would like dessert, we said no but were going to stay for a drink. The barman suggested I try a dessert cocktail, strawberry cheesecake. It was delicious. we stayed in the bar the full evening tasting a variety of different cocktails. The barman ( Jordi )
is a master cocktail maker and a credit to the hotel and restaurant. muchas gracias Jordi xx

  • Visited June 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Great cocktails, excellent service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013 via mobile

This was our hotel bar and after checking the reviews i was intrigued by 'sam's cocktails' lucky for me he was working and we asked for a suprise cocktail every time....pressure!.....after 5 different suprises, some his own creation and some classics, i can say with authority that the man knows his stuff! Flanked by a team of really friendly staff (equally cocktail capable i'm sure but i didn't get a chance to find out) these guys remembered our visit and welcomed us back after our night had ended to continue the cocktail extravaganza! Good job well done!

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Colin B, Manager at Monboddo, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Thank you for taking time to write your review. It is always a pleasure to hear that a guest has enjoyed their stay so much they feel compelled to write about it. I have passed your comments to Sam who is overjoyed at his new found fame.
Thank you once again and we do hope to see you soon.
Colin Bell
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Galway, Ireland
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“Sam the bartender and his amazing cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at the point for our trip to Edinburgh. We had a lovely stay and the hotel was in the perfect location for sightseeing in the oldtown and availing of the great student discounts in pubs and restaurants in the grassmarket area. On returning home from a long day sightseeing in the highlands, we decided to sample the Monboddo bar downstairs. My boyfriend, wanting to try every scottish beer on offer, asked our lovely bartender Sam for some advice. Sam gave great recommendations to him and then also helped me with my sweet tooth by recommending his latest cocktail creation. It was by far the best drink I have ever had in Europe. I had really lost hope in getting an adventurous, tasty cocktail anywhere outside of America. It contained apricot jam and berries and gin (and more cool stuff) and was extraordinary. My boyfriend is actually a bartender in the States and he was quick to give Sam his seal of approval too. I was so impressed with Sam, being so young and having such a clear talent for what he does and a genuine interest in talking to and helping his customers. Well done Sam and well done Monboddo.

Gillian, Ireland.

  • Visited January 2013
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Colin B, Manager at Monboddo, responded to this review, 6 February 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write your review of Monboddo. Sam is delighted to hear that you really enjoyed his cocktails. The bar team really put the effort in making classic cocktails and have the freedom to make their own creations.
Thank you once again for your review and your visit, we hope to see you again soon.
Colin
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London, United Kingdom
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“Scrumptious cocktails”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013 via mobile

Really worth a visit. Lovely mellow atmosphere, nice music and delicious cocktails! A little gem of a bar and as a guest at The Point Hotel we enjoyed a 20% discount which meant more cocktails for me!!! A definite place to visit for Pre-dinner drinks! Lovely!

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Colin B, Manager at Monboddo, responded to this review, 10 January 2013
Thank you for taking time to post your review of Monboddo. My team and I are always pleased to hear that people have enjoyed the cocktails we make. Thank you for your visit and your review. We hope to see you again soon.
Regards
Colin Bell
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Breda, The Netherlands
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“Colin the bartender was extremely funny and nice!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

Great bar! lovely bartenders and made us feel right at home!
Promised to put in a good word for them, so this one is for Colin (and a wee bit for Jordi ofcourse) LOL

(T. from Holland)

  • Visited February 2012
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Colin B, Manager at Monboddo, responded to this review, 16 March 2012
Thank you for taking time to write your review. It is always a pleasure to hear that we enhanced your stay in the hotel and your visit to Edinburgh. Next time you visit you should try some "real" cocktails.
Thanks once again
Colin
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