Bubba Q

Bubba Q
209 -213 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1PE
  • Telephone 0131 4785471
  • Seasonal times Festival: may extend hours
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm
  • Pre-theatre times no
  • Pre-theatre price no
  • Email
  • Website bubbaq.co.uk
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American-inspired BBQ joint in the heart of the city, offering gleefully decadent grilled meats, burgers and dogs.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Edinburgh’s Royal Mile might not be the first place you'd think to look for standout American BBQ, but that’s where you’ll find Bubba Q. Appealingly, this wee place has a strong sense of its own identity and embraces every aspect of the big-portioned, flavour-packed food culture it represents. Starters are simple and effective: nachos, chicken tenders and tater tots are the only options. And that’s just fine – when the aroma of the long. slow, cook grabs your attention you’ll be eager to get to the BBQ mains. Traditionalists should try the six-hour slow-cooked brisket, which falls apart as soon as you attempt to tackle it, while the more adventurous will revel in the dirty doughnut, a burger masquerading as a dessert. Come hungry – portions are large – or share. If you do manage pud, desserts keep to the American theme with waffles and New York cheesecake. There is a decent selection of American craft beers, though wine lovers choose between simply red, white and rosé – try a milkshake instead, you’ll be in for a treat.

The List's rating
7.4

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Jason Campbell Thomson visited Bubba Q on 29 January 2019
  • High point: Meat that falls apart at the touch of a fork
  • Low point: Not much choice of wine to go with it
  • Notable dish: Beef brisket
  • Average price: £11 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Delivery: https://www.just-eat.co.uk/restaurants-bubba-q-edinburgh/menu
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 70
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £17 per bottle