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The Cuckoo's Nest

$$ - $$$, , International
69 Home Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JP, Scotland
+44 131 629 0509
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (9 reviews)
“small pub” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, International, British, Scottish
$$ - $$$
69 Home Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JP, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I were jetlagged and hungry and we found this place to hit the spot. Burgers and fries were well cooked and as ordered and we did not wait long. Worth a stop!

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

This is a hipster place with great value food! Had burgers and nachos which were first class. Very nice ambience and moderate prices

Thank filber70
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Couple of friends had a surprise birthday bash here and the place was wonderful. Great selection of drinks and a great atmosphere in the street level bar (we had rented the lower bar). Service was fantastic and will be back next time in Edinburgh

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This is my local and I love that I can support a pub that isn't part of the seemingly ubiquitous big brewery chains. They always have good music and a good attitude. The food is pub grub, but done nicely - always fresh and cooked...More

Thank ILoveFood68
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Good burger deal. OK music, can get busy and loudish, and quite small. Big function room downstairs available for hire. Also a pub quiz. Modern urbany chic decor.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Came here on thursday night for a cocktail after a meal, never even asked if they did cocktails, but I thought I might as well ask if they would do me a old fashioned and a White Russian for my partner, guy behind the bar...More

1  Thank Kateesorrell
Reviewed 11 December 2016

As a local barman myself I truly appreciate the level of care and quality gone into this place. Intimate yet fun, the personality of the owners infects the place (their inventive visual stamp is in every nook and crannie, piece of signage, glass served) and...More

2  Thank Bobby C
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely little bar, good music. Didnt have food so cant comment. Would come back. Nice atmosphere. Quirkey decor

Thank acmkjack
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Years ago we had a university gathering here and we hired out the area downstairs. They set up Giant Jenga also which was great fun. Do you still have this?

Thank xcaroline10
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Came in here for a couple of drinks before heading to the theatre. Quite a nice setting upstairs with more room downstairs which looked like larger groups could hire out/reserve. They do food but had already booked a place so can't comment.

Thank wasp2311
West End
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
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Bar, Pub, International, British, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 Home Street | Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9JP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +44 131 629 0509
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