The Cambridge Bar

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
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–11pm; Thu–Sat noon–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £14 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
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The Cambridge Bar

September 2017: The Cambridge is closed for renovation, with the doors set to re-open on 4 October 2017.

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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Forget the stereotypes: the Cambridge offers an unpretentiously warm welcome – quite literally, if you get a seat by the open fire – to all walks of life, including dogs. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike fight for a place on the snug leather sofas to sample their gourmet burgers. The patty comes in a choice of locally sourced buffalo, 100% Scottish beef, chicken, or bean, with over twenty inventive topping combinations to ensure a towering feast, popularly complemented by Cajun fries. To follow, the fudgy cocoa brownie or Mackie’s ice-cream milkshakes tick all the right boxes. Ask for the tray of hot sauces and test your tolerance with the fiery red-dotted Hot-Headz chocolate habanero. If you can’t handle the heat there’s always a chilled craft beer or Scottish ale from the rotating IPA tap to wash it down. A projector screen showing live sports ensures an excitable, tense atmosphere and when there are no big fixtures on the pub reminisces to 80s and 90s rock classics.

  • High point: Hard to get a table when the rugby’s on
  • Low point: Leading Edinburgh’s burger boom by example
  • Notable dish: Fajita burger with 6oz Puddledub buffalo
  • 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: 80s, 90s and classic rock
  • Live entertainment: Quiz every Monday
  • Capacity: 75
  • Largest group: 45
  • Open since: 2003
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £16.95 per bottle