- 2 Hope Street
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH2 4DB
- 01312 266669
markbradford last updated on 14 March 2011: Great atmosphere for the rugby and football. Food not great but for a snack cant complain.
20 February 2013
This is a bar I love to come to for food, the only downside is how long it takes to be served. Everytime I come with my partner, or friends we wait like 15-20 mins to be served. We have tried just going to the bar for the order but then get told someone will be with you to take your order. I could understand if I went in a busy times but most of the times there isnt a great deal eating and the staff are just stood round chatting. Not good when you are staving!!!
I never order drinks from here, far too overpriced and full of ICE!
On a plus side, the staff are always lovely and never been rude!
20 February 2013
Gone are the days when this place was the non-Wetherspoon's option for cheaper drinks on George Street. Deals seem to be a thing of the past and the pints are all over £4 (Peroni coming in at over £5). Our barman last night was a cheery chap but that alone's not really an enticement to be back anytime soon.
12 May 2012
candy bar is a pricey bar on George street. The staff are not polite. Ordered food and it was cold. It had two sets of hen parties and was extremely noisy !!
7 November 2011
I love this bar mainly because there is seats outside the atmosphere is good but drinks are a bit pricey
25 February 2011
Candy Bar is one of my favourite places on George St to go for a drink. The cocktails are lovely, the staff are friendly, and on the few occassions when I've gone here for food I've been very impressed with hot fresh and tasty bar snacks. There's also a nice outdoor area for smokers, with potted plants.
1 April 2010
I really like the Candy Bar, although Ive never been on a night out Ive only been for dinner and the food was really good and not too badly priced considering the quality.
Good atmosphere and pretty friendly staff, the music did tend to get quite loud though at about 9:00 like so loud you had to yell to the people you are sitting on a table with! But it was a Thursday night so I guess thats probably the same in most places.
One of the better places to go in George Street and I would imagine for lunch during the week it would be lovely.
8 September 2009
BEWARE! Although the food is cheap the drink is extortionate. I got charged £4 for a G&T, other half £4.50 for a kopperberg! The food - small portion but ok - penne Carbonara, bacon & garlic Cream sauce - passable for a quick meal/snacky type of thing but a bit watery and small portion. Other half had Gnocchi with tomatoes, olives and mozzarella, v nice but again small portion. we had some chips (that we were bullied into agreeing to) and garlic (or non garlic tasting) ciabatta and cheese. The chips allegedly has spice - they were greasy and no spice was noted. We ended with Chocolate fondue £3.50 per person, promoted as
“Marshmallows, mini cookies, banana, strawberries, white &
dark chocolate dipping sauce” Mini cookies were normal sized digestive biscuits and no white and chocolate dipping sauce just dark chocolate. There are no menus around to check that what you receive is correct. There are also no prices on the beer/spirits menu, so get ready for your shock.
29 June 2009
really like this place, great for meeting with friends after work or through the week for drinks. they have offers on every night 5-8 (i think) where its 2 4 1 on pitchers and other drinks which is handy. stylish and contemporary decor, bar staff are all really upbeat and friendly, they also have a tapas style menu, food really good as well….it”s a winner….
4 June 2009
Wow, talk about over-hyped by reviewers. An OK bar with decent drinks but definitely nothing out of the ordinary. Actually it’s quite average. Is the standard so low in Edinburgh that this place gets so raved about? Anyway, prices were fair and we liked the outside area when you come down the stairs. Otherwise, that’s about it. Very average crowd with a bunch of out-of-town chicks on hen nights and middle-aged men trying deperately to score with them.
12 January 2009
The Candy Bar is pretty special in comparison to its George Street neighbours, great clientele, appropriately priced drinks and loads more character than you expect from what is, essentially, a style bar.
Can get VERY busy on a Friday / Saturday night so get down early to bag the best spot!
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