Panda and Sons

Photography by supplied by bar

Words by Simon Difford on 08-May-2017

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Address: 79 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4NF, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)131 220 0443
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-late (usually 1am), Sat-Sun 3pm-late (usually 1am)
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar snacks
Established: 2013


Disguised by a vintage barbershop frontage, down a flight a stairs and through a door that masquerades as a book shelf, Panda and Sons is unapologetically Prohibition in style.

The sprawling lounge feels a little corporate hotel but with character added by paraphernalia such as soft toys, ornaments, pictures and more eclectic items. Wooden tables dot the room with space for seven or eight perched at the bar.

Table service is friendly and efficient and you'll perhaps want to seek advice on what cocktail to drink from your server as the menu, which includes classics and house specials, is bewilderingly large with cocktails lost between pages with tales of Pandas and such like.

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