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Casablanca Cocktail Club and Restaurant

4.4
4.4
59 Reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar

Edinburgh’s most opulent cocktail lounge & ‘vibe’ dining Restaurant

A late night playground of mystery, elegance and ostentatious luxury. Only those who know will experience the pleasure of Casablanca Cocktail Club. Hidden beneath an understated façade, signalled by two red lights, lives an otherworldly den of unapologetic extravagance.

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Booked 13 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Modern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sun 17:00–03:00

  • Phone number

    0131 230 0445

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew Logie

  • Area

    Old Town

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Starters

  • Carpaccio£9.00

    Fillet of Beef, Manchego, Rocket, Pickled Radish

    • Casablanca Taco£7.00

      Paprika Falafel, Pink Pickled Kool-slaw, Mezcal & Lime Feta

      • Prawn Cocktail£8.00

        Crevettes, Crayfish, Avocado & Marie Rose

        • Watermelon & Parma Ham£7.00

          Feta, Parma Ham, Walnut, Parisian Cucumber, Micro Basil

          • California Sushi Rolls£7.00

            Crab, Avocado, Cucumber, Sushi Rice & Nori

            Mains

            • The Versace Burger£22.00

              Wagyu Beef or Vegetarian Burger (Vegetarian), Monterey Jack, Lettuce, Tomato, Relish, Fries

              • Courgette Canneloni£16.00

                Peperonata, Ras El Hanout, Panko Butternut Squash, Salsa Verde

                • Buttermilk Fried Chicken£19.00

                  Leg & Thigh, Waffle, Crispy Cavolo Nero & Sriracha Maple

                  • Monkfish Wrapped In Parma Ham£20.00

                    Mango & Pineapple Salsa, Saffron Potato, Lambs Leaf, Dill, Charred Lemon

                    • Wagyu Steak and Handcut Chips£35.00

                      200 Gram Highland Wagyu Medium-Rare, Mushrooms, Tomato, Hand Cut Chips & Peppercorn

                      • Caesar Casablanca£15.00

                        Baby Gem, Parmesan, Quail Egg, Pancetta, Anchovy, Croutons & Dressing

                        Sides

                        • Return of the Mac£7.00

                          Casablanca's Famous Handmade Macaroni & Cheese Ravioli

                          • Broccoli with Béarnaise Sauce£5.00

                            • Tempura Baby Vegetables with Chipotle£6.00

                              • Seasonal Salad£5.00

                                Desserts

                                • Lemon Meringue£7.00

                                  Pineapple, Raspberry & Mint

                                  • Millionaires Chocolate Mille Feuille£7.00

                                    White, Milk & Dark Chocolates, Homemade Truffles

                                    • Ice Cream Supernova£20.00

                                      Four Boutique Ice Creams, Macaroons, Popping Candy, Strawberries & Cream for two

                                      Last updated: 12 October 2021

                                      What 59 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.4
                                      4.4 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.2Food
                                      • 4.4Service
                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                      • 4.2Value

                                      NoiseEnergetic

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                                        Handcrafted Cocktails

                                      • Edinburgh/Midlothian

                                        Hot Spot

                                      • Edinburgh/Midlothian

                                        Late Night Find

                                      • Edinburgh/Midlothian

                                        Vibrant Bar Scene

                                      • Edinburgh

                                        Handcrafted Cocktails

                                      • Edinburgh

                                        Hot Spot

                                      • Edinburgh

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                                      1. CD

                                        ClaireD

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 8 January 2022

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        We were cancelled 12hrs before due to covid so I can’t give it a great review as we never got to go!

                                      2. JB

                                        JB24

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 2 January 2022

                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                        The venue was closed when we arrived. No-one emailed to tell us it would be!

                                      3. CM

                                        ColM

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 1 January 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Ambiance: 1. Room - Wood Panels; Classic Pictures; Glass ceiling; Dark Lighting Very Adequate For Eating; Chairs Soft & Plush 2. Some of the staff seemed Gothic, but that fitted in perfectly with the atmosphere; All the staff were very pleasant My guest dropped a fork on the floor - it was replaced, almost before it hit the floor! 3. Music was fairly loud, hip-hop NOT for people in their 80's & 90's! Drink: Go for the cocktails; the cocktails have it! Food: Light & Modern, It changes all the time. Everything I had was well presented and excellent: Cured Duck Tartare Orkney Scallops Broccoli Tenderstem

                                      4. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 1 January 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Venue like nothing else in town, staff extremely friendly and the food was outstanding A real different experience. Loved the alternative background music

                                      5. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        There for NYE, staff were great, good music. Thank you.

                                      6. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Love the atmosphere and the vibe. If a restaurant and a club had a baby this would be it. Club and bar vibe but seating and enjoying yourself at your own table with great food and drinks. Really trendy and super cool place. Definitely a different take on a restaurant experience. Highly recommend it!

                                      7. MM

                                        MhairiM

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had such a great night and were so well looked after by Skye and Calum, absolute stars! Thanks so much for a great hogmanay!

                                      8. RH

                                        RebeccaH

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic setting, with very attentive staff. Food was great.

                                      9. JB

                                        JodieB

                                        Inverness

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A must, can't wait to vist again! Everything about it is just incredible

                                      10. GN

                                        GillianN

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 30 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wow what a place! From our welcome from the host to our server being so helpful and friendly - can’t wait to go back! Such an opulent and plush surrounding x

                                      11. KS

                                        KarolinaS

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 26 December 2021

                                        overall3food1service4ambience4

                                        For that price expected good quality and tasty food but was worst burger have ever had, sorry

                                      12. LI

                                        LISA

                                        Los Angeles

                                        8 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on 26 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We loved it here, very over the top gorgeous setting, awesome server and delicious (rich) food. The music did not match the setting and was very very loud though it was supposed to be. We liked it but not all would for sure.

                                      13. AJ

                                        AileenJ

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 23 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Had a lovely meal at Casablanca, food was great, staff welcoming and friendly, lovely cocktails. Highly recommend.

                                      14. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Edinburgh

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 23 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Without a single doubt this is the best cocktail bar in Edinburgh. Service was excellent, finger food was tasty and Ryan made some of the best cocktails we’ve ever had. His knowledge of blending flavours and tastes was just incredible. I highly recommend. Derek

                                      15. S

                                        Storny1974

                                        Edinburgh

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 20 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Keep ups the good work guys - doing a fantastic job. Team Paolozzi x

                                      16. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 19 December 2021

                                        overall5food1service5ambience5

                                        Was here for my partners birthday the customer service the was second to none .

                                      17. GC

                                        GulgunC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 19 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This restaurant was absolutely amazing, the service, the food, the atmosphere was second to none. I went here for my birthday and had the most amazing time. Our drinks were slightly delayed so the restaurant manager gave us free cocktails which was a lovely gesture. The DJ played some fantastic music which we danced to all night. A very classy restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere.

                                      18. d

                                        debbied

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 19 December 2021

                                        overall1food1service3ambience2

                                        I had booked this venue for a fun evening out. I had read the reviews about the food and thought I’d make my own opinion. The venue is lovely, very atmospheric. The food is absolutely terrible. I’m vegetarian, most of everything on the menu was no longer available. I ordered a ricotta cheese ravioli. It was completely uncooked. Rock hard and cold. My husband had the burger. The bun is black, totally unappealing to look at and to eat. Tasteless. As I was about to order dessert I asked when the “drag queens” would be on. To be told by an absolutely lovely young lass that they were not going to turn up and I should have been rung and told? I had been rung twice to enquire if I was coming that evening and not once told no entertainment was happening. Hence we left, they didn’t charge us for any of the diabolical food. But the staff and actual venue were beautiful. Shame, this place could be amazing.

                                      19. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Yorkshire

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 18 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The ambience and decor made for a lovely romantic evening.

                                      20. a

                                        ahcw

                                        Glasgow

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 18 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing service !!!! Had an amazing night - thanks !

                                      21. GF

                                        GilianF

                                        New England

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 17 December 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        What a fabulus sumptious experience where everyone is made to feel like a VIP

                                      22. JL

                                        JillL

                                        Edinburgh

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 17 December 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Nice place, nice decor, good staff! Would come back.

                                      23. S

                                        Storny1974

                                        Edinburgh

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 13 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This IS THE SPOT IN THE BURGH! Great night, decent drinks, amazing service… I’ll Be back again and again G x

                                      24. A

                                        Allana

                                        Manchester

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 12 December 2021

                                        overall1food3service1ambience3

                                        Our table was booked for 9pm we were told it would only be 10 minutes repeatedly over the space of over an hour till we were finally taken to our table after 10pm for dinner. We were told we’d be “looked after” by the manager to make up for it and she made a comment saying “I’ll just get you drunk and you’ll forget about it” and she brought us a bottle of Prosecco and the drinks when we were waiting were complimentary (fair enough) but one of my friends wasn’t drinking and the same friend had ordered halloumi for starter and they brought her falafel. Things like water, mayonnaise were repeatedly asked for and took ages to come. We complained directly to the manager at the end to give feedback on our experience and she said she would contact me to have us back. I was willing to give them a chance to redeem themselves however the whole experience was awful and nobody has contacted me.

                                      25. CB

                                        CatherineB

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 12 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        What a fab night..this is how Sundays should be, a send off to the week!! So much fun had..perfect birthday vibes, thanks to all the staff (in particular the always lovely Annie!) and performers, we had a blast with you!

                                      26. EM

                                        EllaM

                                        Manchester

                                        2 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 12 December 2021

                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                        We just went for drinks so I can't comment on the food. When we arrived we were told there was a drag show happening that night, which for me was fab, however my boyfriend found it slightly overbearing. We weren't made aware of the drag show ahead of time so it was a bit of a surprise. Perhaps just not what we were looking for. The decor i loved and I think it would have been a great place for a romantic meal (without the drag show). I was expecting an intimate cocktail club, this was more of a noisy energetic bar.

                                      27. FJ

                                        FernJ

                                        Aberdeen

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 12 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of the best nights out I’ve ever had! Entertainment was awesome & staff made sure you were never without a drink! Highly recommend!

                                      28. SG

                                        SimonG

                                        Newcastle

                                        11 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on 11 December 2021

                                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                                        The first time we dined and had after dinner drinks was brilliant however, this time wasn’t nearly as good. They were completely understaffed in both the restaurant and Cocktail Lounge but the staff did try their best to accommodate. Unfortunately, it didn’t go far enough and the delays and bland service levels were disappointing. I really like this place but they need to get more staff in and also avoid cramming small tables into every available nook and cranny in the Cocktail Lounge. Less is more in that sense. On a positive note (last night - Saturday) the found was excellent (and hot), the cocktails were really good and the music was excellent.

                                      29. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Liverpool

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 11 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Amazing experience. Cosy, intermate vibe. Cool music and incredible service from staff.

                                      30. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                                        overall1food3service1ambience4

                                        I rarely make reviews but this one deserves one. I came here for a special occasion and had high expectations. Our cocktails that we ordered took forever to come out and it ended up coming out with our dinner. Didn’t even bother to ask if we wanted any water and had to struggle to get one of the staff to notice us. We asked for sauces with our mains and one waiter didn’t even remember to bring them so had to flag down another. Ended up getting the sauces almost at the end of our mains. I’m not a picky diner but this was the worst service I’ve experienced in Edinburgh for the money I paid for dinner for two.

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Glasgow

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 9 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Really special dining experience. The decor and ambience was amazing. Really opulent and decadent. Food was top class

                                      32. E

                                        Erri

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 5 December 2021

                                        overall3food1service3ambience3

                                        Multiple reasons as to why our experience was not a welcoming or enjoyable. And a number of us who visited on opening night and were then in for a second time have mentioned that we probably won't ever go again.

                                      33. MK

                                        MicaelaK

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 5 December 2021

                                        overall1food1service2ambience2

                                        Honestly please save yourself a night and go anywhere else, if you’re looking for edible food. Potentially the worst dining experience I’ve ever had and I really wish this wasn’t the review I was leaving as I had high hopes for fun drag at least, but this was just sad.

                                      34. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 5 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely phenomenal start to finish, couldn’t have had a better time. Every staff member were so pleasant and had a banter. We had entertainment during our meal. Food was outstanding with a high level of fine dining. Nothing to fault at all.

                                      35. EO

                                        EmmaO

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 2 December 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great venue, great food, great service. Would definitely recommend

                                      36. N

                                        Natalie

                                        Las Vegas

                                        2 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 2 December 2021

                                        overall3food1service4ambience5

                                        Gorgeous setting and great cocktails but the food was highly disappointing, left before dessert which we had ordered as first two courses were below average. We also had a booking for 5pm and the restaurant wasn’t open, they asked us to wait in the bar for 15 -20 minutes. Service was great but the food was a real let down

                                      37. M

                                        Megx

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 28 November 2021

                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                        We had a lovely time at Casablanca Cocktail Club until the last 10 minutes. No where in our booking did it say our table only lasted 2 hours (which for a three course meal is not a lot). We were very rudely asked to leave in the middle of the drag show and were told there were no seats at the bar for us so we had to finish our bottle of Prosecco in the toilets!!?? They rushed us paying our bill which was over £100, overall the service was just not up to scratch. Really disappointing because we had been so looking forward to the drag show and only saw 10 minutes of it.

                                      38. G

                                        Gracie

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 28 November 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        We love Casablanca. We’ve been quite a few times and they have accommodated us plenty when we’ve either messed up a booking or showed up without one. The staff are always welcoming and super friendly. The food was surprisingly good. We genuinely came in expecting below average food from such a lively bar, but I would 100% recommend the black wagyu burger. So so good! Cocktails have been great every time. The presentation is always cute. The ambience is also good, but it can get a little crazy late at night - but that’s not a massive turn off for us. We’ve still been able to sit and enjoy our cocktails whilst the partiers do their thing! Great for a little cocktail date night or night with the girls.

                                      39. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Manchester

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 27 November 2021

                                        overall3food5service5ambience3

                                        Booked for the festive menu but when we got there they said they didn’t do it on a Saturday but it doesn’t mention it on the site it was the reason why we booked in the first place so was very disappointing! The food was nice what we had from the standard menu the place was nice but the room was also a bit cold! Overall was nice we was just disappointed we couldn’t have the festive menu we booked!

                                      40. SB

                                        ScottB

                                        Edinburgh

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 27 November 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely outstanding from the moment we walked through the door and the steak was THE best steak i have ever had amazing

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                                      Casablanca Cocktail Club and Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                      Booked 13 times today
                                      Google Map for Casablanca Cocktail Club and Restaurant

                                      235 Cowgate Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 3JQ

                                      • Area

                                        Old Town

                                      • Hours of Operation

                                        Thu–Sun 17:00–03:00

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Cocktail Bar, Modern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Elegant

                                      • Dress Code

                                        Smart Casual

                                      • Parking Details

                                        None

                                      • Executive Chef

                                        Andrew Logie

                                      • Additional

                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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