184 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JJ
  • Telephone 0131 226 1645
  • Seasonal times Festival and Hogmanay licence until 5am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11–2.30am.
  • Average price £18 (lunch); £18 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.ox184.co.uk
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April 2018: OX184 is closed for repair due to a fire on the premises.

Grilled delights and craft beers are served in a smoke-scented setting.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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A subtle smoky smell softens this industrial space: oak provides fuel for the blacksmith forged grill and flavours the food, while logs line the walls by way of functional decoration. Scorch-marked steaks and succulent spatchcock chicken are just a couple of dishes which excite the taste buds well into the small hours, although perhaps a towering burger would be more fitting at 2.30am. Salads are include charred ingredients like aubergine, chicken and tuna, so no-one misses the fun of the fire. Children are welcome, with their own menu up until 11pm but it is worth noting this is a bustling bar in Edinburgh’s busy Cowgate area. Tempest brewery taps are supplemented with a selection of craft beers from across the UK and US while classic cocktails are also available to complement this less than typical bar menu.

  • High point: Real food available until 2.30am
  • Low point: Can feel quite exposed when it's quiet
  • Notable dish: Chipotle smokin' piglets - pigs in blankets marinated in maple and mustard
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 90 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Bar beats
  • Live entertainment: DJs on Fri and Sat.
  • Capacity: 260
  • Largest group: 40-50
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

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