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Frankenstein Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
+44 131 622 1818
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“haggis” (21 reviews)
“quick drink” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I always go to Frankensteins for a meal whenever we visit Edinburgh as it is always good food and value for money, but not yesterday, we asked the young waiter what the soup of the day was and he spoke to the...More

Thank Billy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Looking for somewhere to eat and watch the rugby last Saturday. So I emailed and made sure they understood the rugby was on so it might be busy. No problem said they we'll book you a table for food, and don't worry you'll have a...More

Thank paulfoel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited before the theatre to watch the rugby match, as it was listed as among the “best places to watch rugby”. Busy pub with 3 levels, so choice of where to sit, all with a view of the large screens. Good choice of beers and...More

1  Thank Deanfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a visit to the museum, which is across the street, dropped in here for lunch, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Had Cajun Salmon Chilli fish cakes, and they really hit the spot. Very nice indeed. Drinks were fine too. The decor is Gothic in...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up in here twice in our trip to Edinburgh. First time was of an evening, and oh my it's a fantastic building. They had a Harry Potter themed night on when we went, so the locals were all coming in wearing their fancy...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Didnt know what to expect when walking in but wow what a great place to stop and have a drink. Definietly recommend popping in for a few if you're ever visiting Edinburgh!

Thank EllieCoxy
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

I live in Edinburgh for 4 years now and somehow I never happened to pop into Frankenstein's. I finally made my way there today and I was fascinated! The pub is located in an old church and the entire design of the interior fits incredibly...More

Thank Daria B
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Popped in after hearing good things about this place and was not disappointed. what an experience. The décor is great and really makes a great atmosphere. Only down fall is maybe the price of the drinks, but is worth it for a one time visit...More

Thank explorer2O
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

OK said all draught beer was of was waiting a delivery so had a beer that came out of a tap they said was working . Had a mouth full and a group of men went up and got Guinness with chasers . So went...More

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great night here with a stag group downstairs, lots of singing and dancing on the benches, expensive drinks though, but pricey everywhere in Edinburgh

Thank The-assasin
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15 March 2015|
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Response from Andrew M | Property representative |
Hi there, Under 18s are permitted up until 8pm, after 8pm it is strictly over 18s only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 28
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Cowgate
  • Neighbourhood: Cowgate
  • Phone Number: +44 131 622 1818
  • E-mail
It’s not everyday that you stumble across a pub hosting daily live monster shows. As daylight fades and the twilight hour approaches, this famed Edinburgh venue’s spooky spectacle combines lights, music, sound effects and an animatronic Frankenstein monster, which descends slowly from the ceiling. There’s truly nothing like it in town. There’s plenty more going on away from the dramatic entertainment, too. It’s a great spot for food, with the freshest produce used for everything from the must try haggis fritters to a range of delicious saucy wings and indulgent burgers. Classic cocktails are a steal at £6.95, slashed to just £3.95 all day if you’re visiting between Monday and Wednesday. Frankenstein is also a raucous party spot. Come at the weekend to find the tables swept away and live DJs dropping the party hits until late, and the pub hosts Edinburgh’s biggest karaoke night on Sundays running from 8pm until the early hours. Frankenstein Bier Keller a perfect venue for holding large groups, private hire events and functions. It follows an Oktoberfest theme with long wooden tables, steins of premium beer and a German themed menu to match! There are a wide range of package deals available to make sure that your group receives the true Frankenstein experience!
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