The Boozy Cow

The Boozy Cow
17 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EY
  • Telephone 0131 226 6055
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: bar open until 3am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–9.30pm; Fri 11am–10.30pm; Sat/Sun 11am–1am.
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The Boozy Cow

Edgy burger restaurant serving massive portions, interesting cocktails, and catchy live music.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Burgers don’t have to be cerebral: it’s much easier to just jump straight in, eat with your hands and have a great time. And that’s exactly what’s expected of diners at Boozy Cow. It’s totally informal, so say goodbye to traditional dining, ditch the plates and cutlery, roll up your sleeves and get stuck in – you will be sharing your food, even if you don’t plan to. Portions are generous and the burgers are real showstoppers: the meat is juicy, the bun is soft, and they don’t disintegrate when you start to dig in. In contrast, the spicy Philly cheese steak is harder to handle but no-one’s going to tell if you do resort to fork and knife. If you’re still hungry after all that then the milkshakes are a delight: the strawberry version, with a mountain of cream, will undoubtedly take you back to childhood.

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Assa Samaké-Roman visited The Boozy Cow on 21 February 2019
  • High point: The classic cheeseburger is traditional but delicious
  • Low point: Not a lot of choice for dessert if you're not into milkshakes
  • Notable dish: Philly cheese steak
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
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  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Pop
  • Live entertainment: DJs Fri/Sat; live music Thu/Sun.
  • Capacity: 100 (20 outdoors)
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

Reviews & features

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