The Cambridge Bar
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Hidden away on one of the New Town’s less frequented backstreets, the Cambridge is a very well established name in the city, around in its current form since the noughties. If you could imagine a farmhouse kitchen aesthetic transplanted into a Georgian townhouse with the occasional chic overtone then you’ll have a sense of what it looks like: robust wooden tables, chesterfields, bare stone fireplace, restrained colours and understated cornicing.
It prides itself on three things: beer, burgers and televised sport, albeit in highly civilised style. Those burgers meanwhile come in such variety that they’ll keep absolutely everyone happy. The basic options are 7oz beef, 6oz buffalo, whole chicken breast or bean patty. From there you’re looking at a further 18 choices of topping plus various sides and sauces.
Bean burger with side salad is eminently possible for the abstemious; hungry flavour junkies could have a teriyaki buffalo burger instead (with bacon, pineapple and teriyaki sauce), Cajun fries and onion rings on the side. The Cambridge is also handy to know about in August when the Edinburgh International Book Festival sets up camp in nearby Charlotte Square.