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Lava & Ignite

West End
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Address: 3 West Tollcross Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Cheap n nasty

We were here as part of a hen do and as was hit by an awful cheesy feet/vomit smell walking in- sort it out! The 'dinner buffet' was the poorest buffet I've ever seen, a few flat... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went to this as a laugh for my friends hen party thinking it would be similar to what is on the dream boys website.. So dancers on stage etc. What we got was horrendous... The three 'dreamboys' who were supposed to be performing made the spectacle out of the women who were dragged up not themselves... We were all... More 

1 Thank Susannah W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Recently had a nice out here. The club it's self was fine and appeared clean. Drinks were reasonably priced. Only down side was a very strong smell of urine coming from the ladies toilets.

Thank Emma S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but I had such a terrible experience at the Dreamboys show at Cav Bar in Edinburgh that I felt compelled to write something. I would give this show negative stars if I could. I agree with the other reviews in that the venue stinks, the cocktails were like Ribena and we didn't see a buffet.... More 

Thank Amy B
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

This place ticks every cliche - stinks of smelly feet, your shoes literally stick to the carpet, the free 'cocktail' is watered down rubbish. The acts are poor. Cheap, nasty & tacky. Don't waste your money 😠

Thank Gemma D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We were here as part of a hen do and as was hit by an awful cheesy feet/vomit smell walking in- sort it out! The 'dinner buffet' was the poorest buffet I've ever seen, a few flat cheap sandwiches and chicken nuggets. The cocktails tasted very watery. the fold down plastic chairs on the dancefloor in the 'gold' area were... More 

1 Thank lgardn11
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

This is a night club with 30 fold away chairs around the dance floor. It's mainly a drag show with a few strip acts in between. We went in a group for a birthday night out and got death threats from one of the acts girlfriends as we were pulled up to dance by the acts. Very unprofessional. At the... More 

3 Thank Stace1991
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Booked a large VIP booth for my sons 18th birthday. All his friends travelled from universities all over the country to celebrate with him. Added on some extras to make it a special night and in total paid £200. Despite this on arrival they were not allowed to que jump as promised as they were told this was not on... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

17 of us went for a hen night the 1st thing I noticed when we walked in was the horrendous smell of sweaty feet. Shown to our fold away plastic chairs. Got a token for a cocktail it was crap watered down could not taste any alcohol. Strippers were ok the drag act was funny stayed for a while then... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Popped in on a Saturday night...Place was empty...Probably should have read all the previous reviews really. Main hall was deserted with a female DJ playing....Headed to the upstairs room...Again empty and a bored looking fat guy playing some sort of cheesy rubbish. Left after 30mins as didn't want to waste our night out....Oh and the place does have issues when... More 

2 Thank will c
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Just dreadful, had a laugh regardless but £30 is waaaaay too much! Do not eat the food and I would suggest getting drunk beforehand as you won't on the watered down rubbish they served!

2 Thank Elizabeth B

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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