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Under the Stairs
Under the Stairs

Under the Stairs

12 reviews
British, Bar
Ranked #16 in Edinburgh restaurants
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Hipsters
  • 9.6
    Foodies
  • 7.1
    Wellness
  • 6.8
    Nightlife Lovers
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3A Merchant St, Edinburgh EH1 2QD, UK
+44 131 466 8550
http://underthestairs.org/
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Great for cocktails as well as food. Suitable for time out with friends and family.

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Local from Edinburgh

Great for cocktails as well as food. Suitable for time out with friends and family.

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A charming little place ideal for a cosy drink or a meal. I’ve been here for dinner and drinks, and between the comfy chairs and low ceiling it feels like someone’s living room.

The food is great, and there’s plenty of options for different tastes.

As the name suggests it’s down some stairs, with no other way to reach the bar. Factor this in if you have accessibility needs.

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Great atmosphere, a bit quirky and hipster. A bit dark inside, mismatched furniture and great cocktails. The food is OK, it's a bit hit and miss for me. The prices are very good though! The only other thing I'd note is that if you're keen on having a good conversation or romantic sinner, this place echoes a bit so it might not be the best for that.

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Local from Edinburgh

Really great little place, especially in the winter when cold outside. Book or turn up early it gets full fast. Good drinks selection and the sharing platters are really tasty

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Trendy little bar hidden under the stairs on Merchant Street. We went with a group of friends and ended up spending all night there sharing great food and sampling from their reasonably sized wine list. A cosy location to spend time catching up.

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Local from Edinburgh

Lovely little place that's easy to miss if you walk past it. Either get there early or book a table 'cause that place gets rammed and it is tiny.

The staff are what lets it down for me. They take FOREVER to make cocktails (and as a cocktail place, that's kind of a problem...) and once you do get their attention, it feels like you've asked how much they're willing to sell their mother for.

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San Jose

Great place to get a drink after work . The food was a bit disappointing, missing some flavor . The haggies was delicious

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Local from Edinburgh

Fab little hideaway! Really cosy, very welcoming and a welcome retreat from the crowds of tourists.

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Great fresh food, cosy and relaxed. Calm oasis during the festival - so far!

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