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184 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JJ
  • Telephone 0131 226 1645
  • Seasonal times Festival and Hogmanay: open till 5am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 11–2.30am.
  • Email
  • Website www.ox184.co.uk
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Grilled delights and craft beers served in a smoke-scented setting till late.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The Cowgate has something of a reputation for raucous, beer-soaked nights; the home of heavy drinking in the city. But such assumptions couldn’t be further from the relaxed atmosphere OX184 has created. Sitting under South Bridge, this smoke-scented bar-come-grill has been reborn after a fire in 2018. Little has changed in the interior though, with the familiar stripped-back warehouse aesthetic, red-tinted lighting and large communal tables creating an effortlessly cool vibe. They pride themselves on their ability to cater well for large groups and late-night diners, with a grill menu running till 2.30am, and indeed quality is consistent. Old favourites like burgers and steaks feature heavily but the menu really excels in less pedestrian options like whole grilled trout with a seaweed butter, deliciously uncomplicated and perfectly cooked. Coupled with an extensive drinks list including house taps, gins and cocktails, OX184 is a great place for any stage of your night, from after-work drinks, to a relaxing evening meal or late-night cravings.

The List's rating






Helen Bashforth visited OX184 on 14 March 2019
  • High point: Where else could you get a full menu at 2.30am?
  • Low point: It's busy, so space in the bar can feel tight
  • Notable dish: Chargrilled whole trout
  • Average price: £20 (lunch); £20 (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
  • Live entertainment: DJs on Fri and Sat.
  • Capacity: 320
  • Largest group: 460
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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