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Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Grindlay Street

4.8
4.8
397 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Welcome to Bucks Bar Edinburgh Grindlay St. We look forward to welcoming you!

The best free range buttermilk fried chicken you've ever tasted! New to Edinburgh, Buck's is a rock’n’roll bar specialising in authentic buttermilk fried chicken, seriously addictive Nashville hot chicken, cocktails, beers and Bourbon.

Live music every Saturday night!

40% Off Selected Cocktails Monday - Wednesday weekly offers
www.bucksbar.co.uk

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    0131 202 8181
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Yvonne Noon
  • Catering
    American food, buttermilk fried chicken, wings, waffles and chicken burgers.
  • Private party facilities
    Available to cater to large group bookings and any special occasions.
  • Area
    Old Town
  • Cross Street
    Just off Lothian Road and down from Princes Street behind Edinburgh Castle.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Edinburgh Waverly Train Station 20 minute walk.<br /><br />Bus links and tram links on Princes Street being a 10 minute walk away.<br /><br />Across the road from Usher Hall.<br /><br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine

What 397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Good for groups

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Lively

  • Edinburgh

    Best Overall

  • Edinburgh

    Best Food

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Best Value

  • Edinburgh

    Good for groups

  • Edinburgh

    Hot spot

  • Edinburgh

    Lively

397 Reviews
  1. AaronC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service and 10/10 Food what more can you ask for.

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  2. DavidL

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic food again, superb service one off my favourite places to go for food,

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  3. AmyC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic. Very loud which I didn't mind but I know others would struggle in that environment. I found the table we were sat at was quite cramped, felt a little bit claustrophobic.

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  4. StevenB

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time at Buck's Bar on Friday night - ordered too much food, but that was our own fault!

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  5. Sammy

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a really good meal, portions were big and was easy to hear each other even on a Fri night

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  6. Pavel

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, good tunes on. Quick, friendly service. Amazing food, burgers are class. Excellent value for money with the express lunch deal. Will deffo be back 👍

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  7. RebeccaD

    Connacht

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Chicken was chewy, I couldn't eat it. I would not recommend.

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  8. LiamS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great cocktails, great staff and great music. What more could you want?

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  9. AllanS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible menu! Staff helpful friendly and informative. Very relaxed atmosphere background music fantastic. But food which is why we went there is the selling point , such an innovative menu and cooked to perfection. Can only recommend a visit booking essential

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  10. BethanyL

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and good atmosphere, second time coming here will be back again

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  11. KieranM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food fantastic service the stuff were really friendly and great

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant meal. Staff were excellent. Will be back.

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  13. MeganS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food ever !! Will be back Cocktails were bang on

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    quick service and lovely food , really good value for money , really friendly staff

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  15. LynneD

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic love this place great food great drinks

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  16. steuart

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the whole experience. Everything was top notch from the service to the food, the atmosphere and the price. Excellent. This was my first time there and I will definitely be back.

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  17. Grace

    Edinburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and plentiful food, fast and friendly service, excellent relaxed atmosphere with brilliant music. What's not to like?

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  18. ANDREWT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and the whole family loved it. Food was excellent. Service was faultless. Will definitely be back.

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  19. TracyT

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don't sleep on Buck's Bar, folks. Delicious food and cocktails served fresh. The setup inside both Edinburgh venues is snug, but not something that bothers me. Staff are super friendly and eager to help with any requests. And Hanover St got a visit and a 10/10 from Danny at Rate My Takeaway (check his YouTube video). What more do you need? 🥰

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  20. DawnM

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for my cherry coke, and cherries ♥️♥️♥️ Food was fab again. We tried the Nutella waffle too, oh wow!!!

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  21. DebbieB

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit great experience,would highly recommend,will be back.

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  22. CarolM

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were recommended Bucks Bar when staying in Glasgow recently so during a trip to Edinburgh couldn't miss the opportunity to visit their restaurant. Scrumptious food, huge portions and a fabulous atmosphere.

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  23. PaulD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, massive selection. Portions so big for the money paid. Great place to eat and socialise at

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, can’t recommend the milkshakes enough, services was also fantastic, the team are very attentive. We’ll be back.

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  25. JenniferR

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Good staff. Good food. Good service. Would return.

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  26. NRussell

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bucks Bar has a unique retro vibe that elevates the amazing food that is served. Staff are very friendly and funny too!

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  27. JP1970

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always - you can’t beat a Bucks Bar !!

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  28. NiamhC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dillion was amazing! I called to change my booking time and within the call, I got the email update. He as so friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. He made it a lovely personally encounter and couldn't have asked for a better first at Bucks Bar and will be back!

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  29. DanielN

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal great atmosphere great staff If you love chicken then this place is for you!

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  30. HannahF

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 on all aspects! Our waitress was lovely too! Think they are going to need a bigger venue soon though.

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  31. SusieB

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and warm welcome. Great service and the food was amazing. Best chicken EVER! Such a lovely dog friendly place to eat. A bowl of water was brought to the table within 5 minutes of us sitting down. We will be back soon!

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  32. EmmaM

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food, maybe slightly too much of it!

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  33. GERRYM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    burger was very nice .not so much the salt and chilli chips

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  34. LinsayD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food great service Our 1st time visiting and will definitely be back soon!

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  35. JosephChiu

    London

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice and authentic southern food, approved by my friend that’s from Nashville……😄😄

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  36. KennethL

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous place to visit, the burgers are huge and taste amazing. Scott was great as server and could not fault him.

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  37. DanielD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time I’ve ever been here but my word the food is unreal, superb value for the burgers as the chicken is absolutely huge and so so tasty, decor is super rock and roll which I love and I’ll be coming back before I head home, 10/10 all round

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  38. SandraS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fine, fries were average. Burger was very good. I had the ninja burger. Place was too crowded, tables were put so close to each other making it hard to move past and get to our seats

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  39. MandyB

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great first experience at Buck’s Bar. Nice and quiet when we went in and fully occupied when we left. Good atmosphere, if I was being really picky the waiting staff could have been slightly more attentive, spent quite a lot of time speaking to each other at the bar rather than checking if we needed anything or asking how the meal was, but when they did come to the table, they were pleasant. I would return!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and helpful staff serving the most moist and flavoursome chicken. Not my first visit and certainly not my last.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

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You can order delivery directly from Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Grindlay Street using the Order Online button. Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Grindlay Street also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 202 8181.

Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Grindlay Street is rated 4.8 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Edinburgh - Bucks Bar Grindlay Street

32-34 Grindlay St, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9AP

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Just off Lothian Road and down from Princes Street behind Edinburgh Castle.
  • Area
    Old Town
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Edinburgh Waverly Train Station 20 minute walk.Bus links and tram links on Princes Street being a 10 minute walk away.Across the road from Usher Hall.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Yvonne Noon
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    0131 202 8181
  • Catering
    American food, buttermilk fried chicken, wings, waffles and chicken burgers.
  • Private party facilities
    Available to cater to large group bookings and any special occasions.
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