Bar Soba

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–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri 5–6.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre price £13
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Bar Soba

Pan-Asian street food in a club-like environment with dedicated vegetarian and gluten-free menus.

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A lively, honeycombed graphic interior encompasses high tables and more private snugs in this street food bar and restaurant. The menu features a range of tempting small plates, dumplings and bao buns to start. Thai crab and prawn cakes are generously packed and come with a lemongrass and ponzu dip, while crispy shredded Shanghai pork in a soft bao bun is a real treat. For mains, a tasty plate of basil and chilli stir-fry greens with aubergine and tofu hides more than a couple of studs of fresh chilli. Teriyaki beef noodles with Asian vegetables feature a barely seared bavette steak, great for those who like their meat rosy. It’s ice-cream (or cocktails) for dessert, but the flavours are mighty tempting; two scoops of coconut and salted peanut caramel or pink lady sorbet round things off nicely. If drinking your dessert appeals though a deluxe French Martini or caramelised Rum Punch sounds pretty decent too.

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Sylvie Docherty visited Bar Soba on 14 January 2018
  • High point: Very respectful of dietary requirements.
  • Low point: Service not the speediest.
  • Notable dish: Bao buns and gyoza dumplings
  • Average price: £9 (set lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Delivery:
  • Private dining: Up to 100 covers
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: House
  • Live entertainment: Regular DJs
  • Capacity: 76
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £17 per bottle

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Late Night Sessions

A host of resident DJs take turns on a weekly basis to soundtrack the night, including Cunnie, Craig Smith, Miss Mixtape, Jordan Cochrane and others.

Sat 15 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6220

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Sat 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6220

  • 21:00 – 01:00

Sat 29 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6220

  • 21:00 – 01:00

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