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Panda & Sons

79 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 4NF, Scotland
+44 131 220 0443
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Quirky and fun

This place was recommended to us and just as well or we would have walked past ... secret bar... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jackie W
,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Best cocktails in Edinburgh

Read about this place so was desperate to try it for myself during a weekend away with the wife... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alan C
,
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
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“barber shop” (125 reviews)
“cocktail menu” (33 reviews)
“book case” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 15:00 - 01:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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79 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 4NF, Scotland
New Town
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+44 131 220 0443
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"barber shop"
in 125 reviews
"cocktail menu"
in 33 reviews
"book case"
in 22 reviews
"quirky bar"
in 17 reviews
"speak easy"
in 17 reviews
"complimentary popcorn"
in 15 reviews
"bookcase door"
in 9 reviews
"speakeasy style"
in 9 reviews
"unusual cocktails"
in 8 reviews
"secret door"
in 8 reviews
"book shelf"
in 6 reviews
"queen street"
in 7 reviews
"bar staff"
in 19 reviews
"visiting edinburgh"
in 12 reviews
"birdcage"
in 35 reviews
"panda"
in 104 reviews
"tonic"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended to us and just as well or we would have walked past ... secret bar alert! Love the styling of the exterior and the cosy speakeasy doen stairs and through the book case door. Delicious cocktails and great service- well worth...More

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Read about this place so was desperate to try it for myself during a weekend away with the wife. The venue is stunning, almost magical to walk into an old barbers shop and through a bookcase into a great sized bar. The drinks were excellent...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't really know what the hype is about here. Ok so the staff are knowledgeable but are just too in your face and I don't like that. A tenner cocktail is also far too much. So wouldn't go back in a hurry.

Thank saladfingersuk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this hidden gem on Queen Street looks like a barbers outside and you go downstairs to a bar which you enter through a book case drinks reasonably priced staff friendly & helpful recommended you go off beaten track & try it

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great idea a bar disguised as a barbers, love that it’s all seated. The cocktails are amazing and clever and the service is great. Well worth a trip

Thank Tillyfatcat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool setting. Hidden behind a fake door. Easy to walk past. Venture inside and go underground. Good cocktails on offer. Not sure if worth booking in advance though. We were also told there was a table time limit. Which seems like nonsense as the...More

Thank MrECustomer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible visit - ordered and charged for a NZ Sauvignon Blanc but definitely not served one, shots tasted heavily watered down, cocktails weren’t great and popcorn given out was disgustingly stale. Really disappointed, had heard good things about this place.

Thank Leah T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We loved this bar. Every thing was fantastic from the hidden book case door to the drinks. Service is fantastic, they bring you water which is continually topped up and popcorn with each drink. Cocktails are around £9 each. We had the tiki takeaway...More

Thank YorksFoodie1995
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because the bar is so cleverly disguised you are unlikely to just come across it. We had read about it on Facebook & decided to search it out. Was delighted to find that it was a lovely bar & not pretentious. Service was very good...More

Thank Scotspearl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fab bar. Love the way you have to enter and the fact that it's not obviously a bar. Cosy atmosphere. Great chairs. Loved the free salty popcorn that had a kick of spice. We ate loads! Great cocktail menu. I would recommend the chinese take...More

Thank Emz5
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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Michelle C
4 April 2018|
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Response from bustasdits | Reviewed this property |
It’s extremely busy most nights so I would especially if it’s for a large group. My Favourite spot is in the Bombay Saphire room.
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Cromwell52
30 June 2017|
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Response from Juan B | Reviewed this property |
Yeap there's like 4 beer on tab, maybe more, I can't remember.
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Steve W
26 April 2017|
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Response from Debbie S | Reviewed this property |
A dog was in there so I think so :)
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