Welcome to The Cambridge Bar, one of Edinburgh’s more stylish pubs situated in the heart of the bustling city centre.

About Us

About Us

The Cambridge Bar is a free house specialising in craft beers & ales and gourmet homemade burgers. Located on a quiet side street in the bustling city centre, the pub offers the best of both worlds.

We’re a truly independent pub, which gives us the freedom to offer the food & drink we think you’ll enjoy.

We’re mainly known for three things: our burgers, our beers, and showing sport. You can be sure to find not only rugby and football on our screens, but a whole range of sport. Our LED projector really shines on a 92” (2.3m) screen. However, we keep the music playing and the big screen folded away unless there’s a big fixture on.

The idea is this: do something simple, and do it well. Our burger menu offers something for everyone, using 100% Scottish beef, buffalo and chicken and locally-sourced ingredients. We also have kid-sized burgers if you’re in with the family. Keep an eye out for our monthly specials, including seasonal lamb and pork.

Our beers have been carefully researched to offer you the best of a variety of styles. On draught, we have favourites like Guinness and Heineken alongside Scottish craft beers and cider. On cask, we have three guest lines constantly offering something seasonal and different. Two guest bottle spots complement our existing selection.

The wine list has been given the same level of care as our beer menu. By the glass, we offer seven red, seven white and two rosé. If you feel like celebrating, we also offer prosecco and champagne by the bottle. Spirits include premium brands from around the globe, and a growing number of local & craft offerings. Whisky takes pride of place, showcasing the best of the Scottish regions.

Vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten-free? No problem. Both the kitchen and the bar offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Non-drinkers have a choice of non-alcoholic drinks, including Beck’s, Erdinger & Heineken 0.

Monday night is quiz night (currently every other Monday – please check our social media or get in touch); the action starts at 8:00pm. There’s no entry fee, great prizes, and plenty of fun to be had!

Lunchtime doesn’t have to mean eating at your desk or on your feet. But if you’re strapped for time, or the weather is just too good to stay indoors, come grab a burger to take away.

The Cambridge Bar is the perfect venue for a broad range of events, from intimate sit-down gatherings to buffet and drinks parties.

Dogs are welcome all day, and children & young persons are welcome until 10:00pm.

Events & Private Bookings

Events & Private Bookings

Our recently renovated & restored upstairs dining area is perfect for large groups and private parties of up to 75 people standing & 50 seated. It features a dedicated bar, 2 big-screen TVs and the ability to choose your own music in advance. Whether it’s a special occasion or a casual get-together, our staff will work with you to tailor the event to your needs.

NB – A minimum of 30 people is required to book the upstairs for private parties, subject to availability, and there is a deposit of £3/person (refundable on the day).

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The Cambridge Bar is known for its gourmet homemade burgers, and we take pride in our menu. Monthly specials allow us to do something different with this humble staple.

Choose your beef, chicken, or bean patty and then opt for one of a selection of toppings; perhaps a classic like the MOS (mushrooms, onions and Swiss cheese) or a new favourite like the Smokehouse (homemade pulled pork & coleslaw). Bun or no bun, one patty or three, you can have your burger just the way you like it. Add a side of chips, sweet potato fries, onion rings or coleslaw to complete your meal.

We love to spice things up, and have a selection of hot sauces ranging from the very mild to the insanely hot. Each of them has been selected not only for their heat, but for their flavour.

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In addition to burgers, we also offer hearty portions of nachos and a selection of snacks. Our homemade desserts are decadent treats on their own, or the perfect end to a meal.

More and more, people care about food quality and provenance, and we’re no different. Where possible, we buy locally and make things in-house. We use 100% Scottish beef which is sourced exclusively through J Gilmour, as is our seasonal pork & lamb. Our chicken comes from Campbells. Our vegan burgers are made by Daring Foods in Glasgow. Fresh fruit & veg is delivered by Charles Stamper throughout the week. Our buns & rolls are freshly baked and delivered daily by Breadwinner. Like our bean burgers, our sauces are made in-house.

All of our burgers & sides are available for takeaway, so give us a call on 0131 226 2120 to place your order today.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

The Cambridge Bar
20 Young Street

Tel: 0131 226 2120

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The Cambridge Bar is located at the West End in Edinburgh’s New Town; just a few steps off Charlotte Square and George Street, between Queen Street and Princes Street, at the heart of the city centre.

Young Street is the quiet alternative to the more congested thoroughfares in town. Keep in touch with the latest goings on at the Cambridge Bar by following us on social media.