Bar Soba

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Bar Soba
104 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DR
  • Telephone 0131 225 6220
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: open until 3am
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9.45pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri 4–7pm.
  • Pre-theatre price £12.95
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Bar Soba

Pan-Asian street food, cheap cocktails and DJs keep this bar loud and lively.

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This New Town bar walks the line between bar and restaurant, offering pan-Asian street food, cheap cocktails and loud music to a young, lively crowd. The menu covers all the bases, from dumplings and noodles to curries and rice dishes, and takes its fusions to the extreme with choices such as cheeseburger spring rolls and a salt and pepper fish finger sandwich. Highlights include a buttermilk fried chicken katsu curry and soft shell crab with chilli-lime mayo. The cocktails take equal billing with the food, and the weekend boozy brunch menu combines the two into a fixed-price offer. Student nights, cheap deals and regular DJs ensure this place is buzzing throughout the week.

The List's rating






Chris Marks visited Bar Soba on 13 February 2019
  • High point: It's also a bar!
  • Low point: Service can be slow
  • Notable dish: Singapore street noodles
  • Average price: £17 (lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Delivery:
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: House, funk
  • Live entertainment: Regular DJs – Wed, Fri/Sat
  • Capacity: 160
  • Largest group: 160
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £17 per bottle

Reviews & features

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2 Apr 2015

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