Sofi's Southside

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Sofi's Southside
42–44 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LP
  • Telephone 0131 285 8400
  • Seasonal times Hogmanay until 3am, poss late during Festival
  • Food served Mon–Thu 11am–11pm, Fri 11am–1am, Sat noon–1am, Sun noon–11pm.
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Cosy neighbourhood bar, café and meeting space that is now part of the Boda family.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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The Boda Bar team (behind the likes of Sofi's, Boda, Akva and more) have come and sprinkled their Swedish magic over Harry’s Southside and instantly transformed it into a place where you want to hang out. ‘When Harry’s met Sofi’s’ goes the strapline, but the cosiness, quirky touches, friendliness, good food and drinks are classic Boda. Food at the moment is just sandwiches (but good sandwiches on ciabatta that can be toasted), though a kitchen promising nachos and chips is underway. And you can bring your own food for £2 ‘forkage’. The drinks are extremely satisfying: crazy cocktails invented by staff, sharing gin teapots with added cinnamon or rose and orange blossom, Sofi’s own lager on tap or a nice Drygate ale. And plenty of teas, coffee and soft drinks. Check Facebook for games nights, clothes swaps or the monthly neighbourhood parties everyone is invited to. You can even organise a work meeting there to make the daily grind more fun.

The List's rating






Megan Welford visited Sofi's Southside on 6 March 2019
  • High point: Open, welcoming feel
  • Low point: Temporary lack of food – check for kitchen progress
  • Notable dish: Turmeric cannellini beans ciabatta with roasted peppers, homemade peanut butter and carrot slaw
  • Private dining: 30 + 30 upstairs (front and back room can be booked separately or together)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Spotify playlists depending on staff, Boiler Room sets (disco)
  • Live entertainment: Open mic nights coming soon - check FB
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 70
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £15 per bottle