The Cambridge Bar

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The Cambridge Bar
20 Young Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JB
  • Telephone 0131 226 2120
  • Opening times Mon–Wed noon–11pm; Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–11pm
  • Seasonal times Kitchen open till 10.30pm at New Year
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–11pm; Thu–Sat noon–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
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The Cambridge Bar

Loaded homemade burgers, craft beers, ales and live sports add up to a solid reputation for the Cambridge Bar.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Big burgers, pleasant pints and a warm welcome await at the Cambridge Bar. Despite being hidden away on a backstreet, it’s so popular that they’ve recently expanded upstairs to feed and water more hungry families, dog lovers and sports fans. The main bar offers comfy couches and a real fire, with simple and solid wood furnishing the various adjoining rooms. The menu is all about burgers, be it classic beef, buffalo, chicken or veggie, with a mind-boggling choice of toppings and tasty fresh sides. Desserts, for those that can manage one, come in the form of gooey homemade brownies and thick milkshakes. Beer, being the burger’s natural bedfellow, is also a main player, with the list of draught, guest and bottled lager, ale, stout and cider running to nearly 50 varieties. A great spot to sit back, relax and indulge.

The List's rating






Cat McCabe visited The Cambridge Bar on 29 October 2017
  • High point: Fresh flavoursome food in abundance
  • Low point: Waistlines may suffer
  • Average price: £17 (lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Motown
  • Live entertainment: Quiz every Monday, Live sport
  • Capacity: 110
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2003
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

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22 May 2018

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Best dog-friendly pubs and cafés in Edinburgh

21 May 2018

Where to grab some good grub with your dog by your side

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