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Juniper Bar, Edinburgh,

Juniper Bar

4.3
4.3
220 Reviews
£25 and under
International
A city-centre cocktail bar serving classic and bespoke cocktails made with premium spirits, with a backdrop of stunning views across the city of Edinburgh.

For the gin drinkers, the whisky connoisseurs, the cocktail fanatics, and those who just want to relax with good company and good drinks, you are sure to find something to suit at Juniper. Our bar is always stocked with an impressive selection of premium spirits, from well-known and much-loved classics to more unusual brands. We offer a particularly extensive range of gins, as well as malts from across Scotland.

Flames and all – our cocktails are guaranteed to impress! We give classic cocktails an experimental twist and use premium ingredients to deliver an unforgettable experience. Our bespoke cocktails are hand crafted and unique, combining the very best of premium spirits with the skills of our dedicated bar team. We also serve a wide range of wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    0131 652 7370
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Great for scenic views

  • Edinburgh

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Great for scenic views

220 Reviews
  1. JulieR

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as usual! Always enjoy our visits here.

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  2. SimoneC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Very bad service had to check where the drinks where had 2 drinks in 2 hours nobody collecting glasses, just a shambles , if you are in your 30s please go somewhere else this place was terrible

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  3. TracyP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly greeting when we arrived by a lovely lady! Cocktail menu was great and so were the drinks.

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  4. PaulaS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely bar with great ambiance. Great choice of cocktails and wine.

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  5. BridieS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had drinks in the bar - lovely bay window seating with fab views. The female waitress working Friday night , 16/2, was friendly and attentive. Great to have helpful and friendly staff serve you!

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  6. AnneH

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased with service from start to finish. Beautiful oval window table enabled eventually 8 of us to sit together. A wider snacks menu would be an improvement eg scones or sandwiches but overall a super place to meet.

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  7. ClaireD

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Didn’t have food, only drinks. Drinks were good, but service a little slow.

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  8. Michael

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were only in for drinks to celibrate my birthday and retirement. The service was just brilliant and we had a great time. The view from our window seat was fantastic.

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  9. JulieR

    Edinburgh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant as always. Lovely visit and we will be back

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  10. Monsoon

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven’t eaten here only in for drinks. So can’t comment on food.

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  11. lynsaym

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 20 mins for drinks order to be taken and then slow delivery of drinks

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  12. GillP

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited two days in a row for cocktails. Super service and lovely atmosphere.

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  13. Earlydinnerfor2

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Never had food, just drinks. Staff very attentive until I think shift changed

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  14. Shelley

    Edinburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really good visit to Juniper - cocktails, fizz and great atmosphere

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  15. KarenS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We did not eat here but had no NA option. Was very cold. Service slow. Nice enough. Expensive, but the cocktails were nice. Busy, glad we booked for after lunch

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We where looked after by julia from Ukraine very well ,absolutely loved it,amazing cocktails such a lovely Christmas day

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  17. Louisejoyce

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service during a very busy time - and the drinks were superb! Well done to the whole team

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  18. FoodieLover

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great cocktails and service. Got us right into Xmas spirit.

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  19. JoanneF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t eat, just had some olives which were really good, ambience was good, it was busy and we had or booked a table for drinks. The cocktails were delicious and about what you’d expect to pay for a cocktail in Edinburgh. My only gripe was the service, the girls were lovely and friendly but not particularly attentive with customers having to go to the bar to order drinks rather than the table service it was supposed to be. Yes it’s Christmas and busy but having your back to the customers and larking about with the bar staff whilst customers are sat with empty glasses shouldn’t be happening. That said I do like it here and have been before and would go back.

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  20. Isla

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect setting overlooking Edinburgh castle. Polite, friendly staff, delicious cocktails-lovely start to our day out at Wicked Highly recommend

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  21. JohnW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & the accommodation was all very nice & festive looking. The staff were all very attentive & pleasant.

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  22. Lexy

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only there for drinks but staff very attentive, great location and will definitely be back

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were running late and couldn’t call but messaged on app, moved our booking no problem. Lovely atmosphere and attentive staff. Thank you!

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  24. ClaireD

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The drinks and ambience were nice but the service was appalling. Despite three groups of people standing waiting to be seated, around 4 staff members stood at the bar chatting to each other and did absolutely nothing to greet guests. I was catching the eye of staff and they would turn away and ignore - I had to go up to the staff and ask them to help. They were incredibly inattentive and this continued throughout the night, with another group of people at the table next to us making the same complaints when they couldn’t get the attention of any staff to order drinks. Really poor - I couldn’t believe that not one staff member had an ‘eyes up’ approach which is absolutely essential in hospitality and even more so when you’re in a central environment where prices are high. It wasn’t a case of staff being too busy, it was them actively not engaging with customers.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Inverness

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant experience, staff friendly and helpful,service is a little slow but not a big issue for us. Limited selection of bar food, but what was available was tasty, I would go back.

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  26. MaureenS

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    After we were seated the waitress said she would let us get our coats off then she would come back and take our drinks order. However after passing us numerous times and after 20 minutes I had to go up to the bar to get served. The girl behind the bar was busy making up orders and one male bar staff ignored me. The waitress eventually appeared and took my order. On what would possibly be one of your busiest nights of the year there should have been more bar staff. Our next drink had to be ordered at the bar too and took a while to come.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time , the service was just the best , wine very nice good value for such a beautiful place

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  28. gillianm

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food NA. Only drinks. However. I had booked a table in the bar for a lovely ambience but we were given a table in the “corridor” in between the bar and restaurant right opposite the main door which meant we got a draught every time it opened. Not good and meant we had no ambience at all

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  29. LindaW

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our afternoon at Juniper bar the staf were friendly and efficient Pleasant cosy atmosphere a delightful cuty centre bar

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  30. frankie

    Glasgow

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location overlooking princess street Waitress was very helpful and pleasant

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  31. GordonW

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Despite having a booking for Juniper Bar and looking forward to having a bar meal with my wife , I arrived to be told that they were not serving bar meals as they were too busy with the adjacent restaurant. Unacceptable when a booking had been made and my notification clearly showed a sample bar menu. Under no circumstances can I recommend this bar or the adjacent Twenty Restaurant.

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  32. SaraM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were advised it was table service only, but had to wait 35mins from arriving to order then another 10mins for drinks by which time we only had 5mins before we had to leave, there was no apology offered and we had to ask for our drinks to be given free of charge as we wouldn’t have time to finish them. Very poor experience given the reputation of the bar.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked the bar by mistake and when we saw the limited snack menu, we moved to the restaurant where the menu is very good. The service is always good and the food delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was extremely poor on this visit. Drinks took over half an hour and had to ask for them as I could see them sitting on the bar for 10 mins. One of which was a coffee and had to be returned when they did come to the table. Only one person making up the drinks for the whole bar. Numerous people cane to the bar tp ask if they could order. It may possibly have been the time of day we went. I booked for 4pm on sun 3rd Dec. Once we got our drinks more staff seemed to appear. However on a weekend leading up to Christmas sufficient staff should be on to meet demand. This wasn't my format visit but hesitant about returning. I have told so many people how good it had been previously. I hope they do not have a bad experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect cosy date night spot, comfy chairs and amazing friendly staff, good to see personality shine through service too

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  36. Helen

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely views, great drinks staff and atmosphere wff he at more could you ask for

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely views, great food! Excellent service from Anna x

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  38. JackieH

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived for our drinks table on time we were shown to our table through a curtain to a room which resembled a railway station waiting room. A waitress came with a menu then 10 minutes later another waitress took our order.after 25 minutes still no drinks by then I was putting my coat on to leave when another waitress came and said sorry we don't have your order.the bar was not busy and there were numerous staff wandering about the bar(area at other side of curtain)I will not be returning.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Went in December and the bar was very busy. Staff looked stressed and we waited 20 minutes to be given a drinks menu so it was 35 minutes before we were served a drink. Maybe our experience would have been better had it been a less busy time as the armchairs at our table were comfy, not enough for us to be rushing back however.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Appreciate it is a very busy time of the season but we waited over 15mins to be served, the cocktails on offer were rather poor in choice. Very disappointed in Juniper this time round.

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Juniper Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 220 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 6 times today
Google Map for Juniper Bar

20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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