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“Disappointing visit”

Candy Bar and Diner
Ranked #968 of 2,449 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$ 4 - US$ 10
Cuisines: Scottish, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: New Town
Description: WELCOME TO CANDY BAR WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE BEST FUN IN TOWN! Born and raised in Edinburgh, Candy Bar & Diner is an energetic urban eatery and subterranean drinking den, offering all-day fast, casual and affordable food and drinks. Open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and late night snacks, Candy Bar & Diner is Edinburgh’s newest all-day hangout.
Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

Booked an outside table and ended up sitting in the alley way and feel as if we were sort of forgotten about. Service was very slow. Cocktails tasted as if there was absolutely no alcohol in them and came with lots of crushed ice. Food was decent for the price but overall would rather spend more money and have a better experience.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

Visited here last year about the same time for lunch. The staff are welcoming and the food was lovely. There's the option of booking indoor or outdoor seating as well

Date of visit: August 2021
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MontpeliersEdin, General Manager at Candy Bar and Diner, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi :-)

Thanks so much for your fab review, so glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon

Thanks

Team Candy x

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Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Really good experience here! Bouncers and staff really nice, made lots of effort with the customers! We didn’t order food but the people next to us did and it looked amazing! We got some cocktails which were really nice! Not too expensive either. We were worried about the weather cause it had been raining all day but they actually have a really nice outside bit, like a full on gazebo with grass fitted and nice tables and it is covered as well! Perfect for Scottish weather!! Will definitely be back!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

Very disappointed in my visit to candy-bar. Came from Glasgow for an over night stay and was looking forward to coming here to then get here and be seated in an ally way away from everyone and left with a disappointing atmosphere. We also got some nachos for sharing which were dry and not enough salsa or cheese meaning the Nachos underneath were dry and tasteless. Asked waitress if she had any tables upstairs in outdoor area to be told no which after 40 minutes we left and seen there was 4 tables sitting empty. Just feel it asked for outside sitting it should be in the tent not sitting at a tiny wee table outside the front door. Drinks were nice but being left on our own let the atmosphere down when you can hear music from the inside.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank emmak580
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Reviewed 29 July 2021 via mobile

Just went in for drinks but was awful. Over priced , wine rubbish , staff not great never felt welcome . Left after first drink

Date of visit: July 2021
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