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Dragonfly, Edinburgh,

Dragonfly

4.7
4.7
77 reviews
£26 to £40
Cocktail Bar
Dragonfly is one of Edinburgh's oldest cocktail bars. We serve a small, but carefully considered, list of in-house creations as well as countless classic cocktails, some local beers and wines as well as a small range of nibbles.

Dogs are more than welcome with well behaved owners.

We are an over 18 venue only.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    0131 228 4543

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Group Bookings

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Romance

  • Edinburgh/Midlothian

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Edinburgh

    Best Service

  • Edinburgh

    Best Ambience

  • Edinburgh

    Group Bookings

  • Edinburgh

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Edinburgh

    Romance

  • Edinburgh

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. RF

    RossF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The cocktails were quite nice. Nice bar and friendly staff.
  2. DA

    DAYTime

    Hertfordshire

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    Perfect extra dry gin martini laced with essence of lemon swiftly executed and served in cold glasses with friendly service
  3. KM

    KarenM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Dragonfly - lovely place to enjoy a couple of cocktails on a Saturday afternoon. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend.
  4. RC

    RichardC

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time as always. Amazing cocktails and extremely friendly staff. Looking forward to being back again very soon
  5. GW

    GaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly beautiful establishment with amazing staff and service. One of the best places in Edinburgh
  6. c

    christinec

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Waiters so good and helpful even made me a cocktail not on the list Cocktails are the best highly recommended
  7. MB

    MariaB

    Lincolnshire

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a late night drink, with fabulous cocktails and a good drinks list. Service was discrete but informative. Loved the vibe.
  8. C

    Cheryl

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great spot for late night cocktails lwith friends. Cocktails were creative and very enjoyable.
  9. CC

    CCGEdina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, the kind of place you can order off menu and ask for recommendations. Brilliant service and staff and all on a great atmospheric place ♡
  10. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would reccomend Dragonfly for a nice time out. All staff were very nice and friendly.
  11. LS

    LiaS

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails unusual combos and fantastic range of drinks
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    There was no food available. How is a cocktail bar on a restaurant booking site? This venue was very expensive.
  13. GB

    GraceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Thé staff were super friendly and accommodating. In fact we went back during our 4 day trip in Edinburgh !
  14. H

    Hannah

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Atmosphere would be nice if it was not so quiet - some background music would have been appreciated as we were the only table in and could hear bar staffs conversations. Cocktail menu is sophisticated - if only they tasted good! Won’t be returning; would not recommend.
  15. AB

    AnnieB

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place to go for a bit of atmosphere, would certainly go again. Really nice vibe.
  16. AB

    AprilB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktail bar in Edinburgh ❤️❤️ will recommend to all my friends and family.
  17. RC

    RichardC

    Edinburgh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time with amazing cocktails. Love the new menu
  18. GR

    GRAEMEB

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb cocktail bar just off the Grassmarket. Innovative seasonal cocktail menu. These guys think outside the box. Good music selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff and all in all a very good vibe. Highly recommend booking in advance.
  19. SM

    SharonM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No food just cocktails and snacks. Bar staff were superb though. Would definitely go back
  20. AD

    AnnaD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely cocktail bar, the drinks were amazing and really unique! The staff were super helpful and told us everything about each of the drinks, it’s also a really beautiful little bar.
  21. J

    Juli

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dragonfly was a great experience for unique cocktails in Edinburgh! The server was very attentive and made sure we were enjoying the drinks and explained what was in each one before we ordered. They change the menu twice a year, so I’m excited to go back and try the new menu once it’s available. Really nice atmosphere too
  22. JR

    JennyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Superb cocktails in a trendy venue with lovely attentive staff and brilliant music!
  23. C

    Clem

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice atmosphere and delicious drinks, would definitely go again
  24. CA

    CaraA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were lovely and accommodating, really enjoyed my time there. Our server Connor was amazing all night and the other staff were great as well!
  25. J

    Jas88

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    This was out first visit to dragonfly and we were unsure what to expect, however upon arrival we were seated very quickly and the attentiveness of the staff made sure we always had a drink. The cocktail selection available was great and my particular favourite was Mexican inspired and spicy.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good ambience, good music, good cocktails and very nice staff.
  27. V

    Vonni

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great experience, the staff are excellent, service was fast and we enjoyed our visit very much, will definitely be back, the booking app was so easy to use 😀
  28. J

    Jade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dragonfly had great cocktails with a great atmosphere.
  29. AW

    AustynW

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktail bar. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Never had to wait long for a waiter to check if we needed more drinks.
  30. RB

    RBCr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Truly great cocktail bar that is a bit of an Edinburgh institution. The reason why food is rated 1 star is because this isn't a restaurant. Located on the edge of the Grassmarket. This small two level cocktail bar is the perfect way to kick off an evening in Edinburgh in style. Due to Covid regulations the bar is currently full table service, but the staff are very attentive and friendly. Their cocktail list is original and inventive, with an average price of about £8 per drink. With candlelit tables, an upstairs mezzanine and unobtrusive background music, it's a great place to go for a chatty night out.
  31. MC

    MairaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Great bar, good cocktails and amazing staff! Highly recommended.
  32. JL

    JillL

    Aberdeen

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to this lovely cocktail bar after a busy rugby game. It was relaxing to come to. Great service, good cocktails. The glasses were a bit on the small side though.
  33. AP

    AndrewP

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere and setting. Great Cocktails and good knowledge
  34. JD

    JordanD

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked dragonfly for my birthday.. can’t fault the staff, great venue, fun time can’t wait to go back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great hidden gem, great evening with reasonable priced cocktail menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Picked the wrong night to go as it was very quiet, service was brilliant however there’s a lack of drinks options
  37. LC

    LucyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely place, would highly recommend! Great drinks, welcoming staff and well looked after bar!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant little gem of a place. Every cocktail we tried was fantastic, couldn't recommend it more. Will definitely be back
  39. E

    Elaine

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had cocktails at Dragonfly, they were fab! Lovely establishment.
  40. S

    Shannon

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The Dragonfly is the best bar in Edinburgh. It is a beguiling place that is like no other. Only one thing to improve, would be to offer more snacks, like nuts and olives. Staff are so personal and responsive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Dragonfly offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 228 4543.

Dragonfly is rated 4.7 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Dragonfly

52 West Port Edinburgh, EH1 2LD

Additional information

  • Area

    Edinburgh

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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