56 North Edinburgh: Gin and Burgers

If I had to pick my favourite burger of all time, dinner at 56 North in Edinburgh would be a serious contender for the title. Located near the university, Lauren and I braved walking in the pouring rain and howling wind (not a great idea when your only defence from the weather is a cheap umbrella) as Hayley’s recommendation was so glowing. Plus, after a little bit of Googling, I found out that it was a gin specialist so there was nothing that could dissuade me from trying it out!

Inside, it struck the right balance between cosy and stylish: think cushions scattered across wooden benches and a huge drinks selection behind the mood lit bar. Our power walking had left us peckish starving so we got straight down to business and checked out the menu.

The selection of gin was so massive that we were left completely overwhelmed. On a recommendation from our waitress, we opted for a simple yet refreshing option: Hendricks, elderflower tonic and a couple of slices of cucumber garnished the top of the giant glass. A true summer drink to take away the disappointment of the weather. Food-wise I went for ‘The Tower’ burger, a bacon and cheese topped classic with added onion rings and BBQ sauce on the side.

The food arrived and within minutes, I had pronounced it one of the best burgers ever. They give you the choice of steakmince or chicken and going for chicken was an unexpected delight! Now, this is possibly the worst picture of food ever and I have to apologise for how it doesn’t remotely convey its awesomeness.

Just rest assured that it was truly delicious. And at less than £15 each, we felt that it was a real treat worth every penny! 56 North Edinburgh, I will be back!
Where is your favourite place to eat in your city?
Laura x

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  1. Hayley
    June 7, 2015 / 10:25 am

    So glad you enjoyed it as much as I do! Its seriously like my favourite restaurant of all time.
    Love Hayley,
    Water Painted Dreams

  2. jennie
    June 9, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Can't go wrong with Hendricks! <3

  3. Hannah Simpson
    June 10, 2015 / 7:09 am

    This is definitely going on my to-visit list: I love Edinburgh but the only place I can remember eating that was particularly good was the Elephant House (aka. HP cafe!) so it's always good to have more options and everything about this place sounds fantastic 🙂

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