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Opal Lounge - presented by Edinburgh Pub Guide

51 George Street
NEW TOWN, Edinburgh
EH2

URL:  www.opallounge.co.uk

Picture of the pub: Opal Lounge,Edinburgh Coming Soon


Review By:    gl

Title:    opal lounge

Review Date:  2008-01-03 20:30:48

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

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Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

awful; full of pretentious twats. shove it.


Review By:    yahdeyah

Title:    Never again

Review Date:  2007-07-17 08:46:44

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

The last time I was in this dump I was thrown out for asking the doorman if he wouldn't mind moving so I could get past.

I gave it 4 years before going back (forced for friends birthday)

Nothing has changed. Its full of stuck up yah's, the staff are rude and incompetent (a classic combination) and it's way way way too expensive.

It will always make money from the 'desperate too be seen and be cool' brigade. And how very sad they all are too


Review By:    Mode-ette

Title:    Disgusting attitude. Avoid!!!

Review Date:  2007-07-10 17:17:35

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

This bar is so up it’s own backside it’s unbelievable. We recently hired the “VIP area” for a work friend’s birthday party. They got a LOT of money off us that night. The staff were the rudest, most arrogant bunch that I’ve ever had the misfortune of meeting. Our whole group found problems with the 3 barmaids on duty (sorry chicks, you are NOT the “It girls” you think you are, you serve alcohol to punters. End of)

Anyway, I digress… These barmaids ignored everyone when they were having one of their conversations (of which there were many) and I even saw one of my friends being “shown the hand” (a la Jerry Springer) when all he’d done was politely ask to be served having waited over 5 minutes at an empty bar.

Another friend found herself being thrown out of the whole place when she took exception to the barmaids’ attitude. She insisted on speaking to the duty manager but was shocked to find that the “manager” believed the shrieking banshee of the barmaid over her and could not understand the slightest concept of customer service.

At 10.30 pm, members of the party who went to the loos (the VIP ones being out of action) found themselves barred by bouncers from re-entering. My husband was kept outside with no way of contacting anyone inside to explain what had happened.

Many requests to the General Manager for an apology over the appalling treatment that we received have fallen on deaf ears. He refuses to reprimand the idiots that work there so they’ll get away with it over and over again.

This bar loves itself and it’s past (ie so over!) reputation as one of Prince William’s haunts. Don’t go here unless you’re a Hooray Henry(etta), they are not interested in you or any semblance of customer service. We work for a VERY large, successful and wealthy employer and could bring a lot of business revenue their way if we chose. We won’t bother. The attitude of the staff and management in particular is downright disgusting. Get over yourselves, Opal Lounge. You’re pathetic.


Review By:    Reaper

Title:    Nice Bar

Review Date:  2007-03-25 20:37:20

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

As you walk in (that is if you go early enough not to get caught in the queue!! you have to pass for stone cold sober to get in by the bouncers) it is easy to see a lot of money has been put into this and it is good ambience.

It has a nice set up and is a nice bar with separate seating and dancing areas which is good.

The toilets are not always nice but in most clubs on a busy night they are not tip top.

Some of the bar staff can be quiet nice or they are just tw*ts. and the drinks and cocktails aren't great and are pricey.


Review By:    I dont think I could be anymore bored of this dive

Title:    Yawn

Review Date:  2007-03-02 17:05:12

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5Pub Reviewer Rating of /5 Not Rated Yet

Opal lounge has nothing left to offer. Drab and outdated and full of idiots still clinging on to the belief that "Opal is where it's at." Ive seen better cocktails made in manically busy night clubs, ie Ponana around the corner, made with more skill and attention to detail than these muppets could ever achieve on even the quietest of evenings. Staff were rude, Doorstaff were rude, customers were a**eholes. All in all a good night though, once we left.


Review By:    charles

Title:    Shockingly Poor

Review Date:  2006-12-04 15:12:56

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

I visited the Opal Lounge for the first time last week. I must admit it will definately be the last.

The drinks were overpriced, considering they were made from very cheap spirits and in tiny measures! The staff managed to be not only completely inept, but rude also...talented bunch. The decor is dated and shabby. The loo's stank.

I'm no yob and am used to a better level of service for my money. If you're called Tarquin, or are a wannabie footballers wife, this is the place for you...

On the other hand it keeps people like the above out of other bars!

I spent the evening in their VIP area, which was also laughable, the funniest part of it all was that people actually pay £400 per annum for membership of said area!!


Review By:    duncan

Title:    AMAZING!

Review Date:  2006-11-22 15:39:43

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

looks amazing. everything is very orderly and has a very relaxed atmosphere.
i loved every minute. it's great for chilling out. very friendly staff.

GO THERE NOW!


Review By:    Cal

Title:    Never going back!

Review Date:  2006-09-16 01:55:43

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

First looks count for everything and it certainly did here. Standing in the queue, the bouncers were clearly being total k**bs to anyone they didnt think was "cool" or "hip" enough, which got on my gun before I even set food in the place.
Drinks were far too pricey for the absolutely terrible service recieved. we left quite promptly and headed around the corner to Po Na Na. Much better place, everyone was so friendly and drinks were reasonably priced for a George St area club and staff were actually good at their jobs!!!


Review By:    Truth

Title:    Stop moaning

Review Date:  2006-08-27 02:32:10

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Opal Lounge is a up market club which offers a huge cocktail list and a lovely menu of top fushion food dont go if you cant afford it . Its simple !!!


Review By:    Phil

Title:    gone down hill

Review Date:  2006-07-08 18:25:24

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

I work in a bar and Ordered 6 Appleton VX and Coke's for me and my mates. Anyway the barman poured them, with the coke obviously needing changed. He free poured in about 1.5 shots of fresh lime juice and it tasted fowl. Sent them back and he looked at me if i was scum. All i wanted was a decent drink, esspecially since it was pricy. GIVE IT A MISS


Review By:    Noddy from Kent

Title:    last Friday night

Review Date:  2006-06-22 13:51:20

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Well first impressions "it looked like a nice place to have something to eat and then drink a lot". In hindsight I should have done it around the other way and then the food might have been acceptable.

Whatever you do never eat at this place.


Review By:    pam humble

Title:    tiffany's need only apply !!

Review Date:  2006-01-29 07:38:43

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

this is definitly the place to go to 'be seen' they do have a good amount of seating and live music sometimes. but £70 for a bottle of Jack Daniels !!!!!! you have to be joking !!! all in all this place is too posey to just go and chill, if you want to have fun, dress up like some bird out of footballers wives, order champagne and play with your hair a lot


Review By:    Bin There Done That

Title:    Depending on the time you go

Review Date:  2006-01-26 16:11:50

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

And the state you're in, its a pretty good place - Cocktails Excellent!!
service - when quiet excellent, when busy, well every PUBs the same

Food, never tried, but supposed to be Nice, although sparse and expensive


Review By:    coco

Title:    mixed views.............

Review Date:  2006-01-05 11:16:22

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Well according to my friend it was the place to be seen. It was busy,realy busy. You must have to be iether a size 4 or bloody rood to even get a chance on getting close to the bar.
The reviews about the toilet are true. The floors and sticky, the sinks are fool of tissues the so called ladies are bitchy. But the pub itself is nice. I would go again in the afternoon or maybe next time show then whos boss at the bar!
no problems with the bouncers but I did see then picking people out the q to get rid of and fab end to evening as taxi are all around!


Review By:    Pissed but not for the right reason!!

Title:    What a laugh!!

Review Date:  2005-12-08 14:41:03

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

This is everything you would not want on a night out. A barrage of security at the door carrying out breathalyser tests to see if you're sober enough to get drunk in their pub! Then you walk into a drab and dreary lounge. Owner is definately compensating for something by spending that amount of money on a crap interior designer!

I'm surprised they even have urinals and toilet bowls, coz by the smell of the place, you'd wonder does anyone actually use them!! Maybe it's the crap cocktails that makes people feel they'd be insulting the toilet bowl by urinating in it.

Speak of cocktails. They should advertise them as cock-uptails!!!

Not very impressed. P.S. My bank manager is now refusing me credit, so I couldn't even afford to return if ever I was feeling depressed enough to return!!


Review By:    JFK

Title:    Pretentious

Review Date:  2005-11-24 15:33:59

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Rude and ignorant door staff (about 20 of them)
on trying to enter, they accused me of having too much to drink when I had only had 2 pints!
Expensive drinks (probably to pay for all the security) at London prices
very poor food
dated, dull, boring interior


Review By:    Opal's manager

Title:    Dirty

Review Date:  2005-11-12 18:32:01

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 0/50

If you go to the toilet after 11, you will see lot of tissue on the sticky floor. Take a deep breath before go to the toilet if you don't want to pass out. If you want to eat a 2nd hand chewing cum, just put your hand under the table and you should able to find some. Check the glass before you use it. You can always see some marks on the margin. About the food....I don't know they are real chinese food or just some british made chinese style werid dishes.


Review By:    Jim

Title:    Superb

Review Date:  2005-11-03 18:12:13

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Top Place. Recommend it any night of the week, great atmosphere far superior to the other bar/club places in Edinburgh.


Review By:    Belinda

Title:    Like it!

Review Date:  2005-06-13 23:59:37

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Good decor, nice layout. A good place to go later in the night. You can have a boogie or just hang at the bar. Havent eaten as it appears to have more of a bar/club feel than a restaurant. Also I hate restaurants with no non-smoking sections when I am eating which this does not have. Overall a good place to drink champagne and cocktails and meet people. I have definately had fun here and would recommend it.


Review By:    mike

Title:    dissapointment

Review Date:  2005-06-06 22:01:25

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 3/53

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 1/51

as a bartender myself i may be a tad snobby on the quality of the drinks i am served, yet i am very open to different takes on classic drinks. upon visiting the opal lounge i was very impressed by the decor, the bar provided me with a facinating selction of spirits, which could do nothing but exicte me on the wide range of cocktails i would be able to offer. the most unforntunate thing that i did in this bar was oder a drink, the service was terribe, due to the fact that i had to be passed to four different barmen/women as three of them had no idea how to make the drink i had asked for. this was slightly dissapointing, but totally forgivable, even though the drink i asked for is apparently considered as a classic (old fashioned). the dissapointment continued as the barmen who served me the old fashioned managed to totally destroy a perfectly fine drink due to complete ignorance. yet againb i passed it of as an old fashioned can be a hard drink to make for some people. after ordering my fourth cocktail, through complete persistance as i wanted to enjoy a drink which matched the quality of the atmosphere. unfound. upon leaving the opal lounge i realised that i had found a bar that had both terrible service and terrible cocktails, even though it was supposedly a very good bar. perhaps they had a bad night. perhaps i was to picky. perhaps some had a lot of money and thought they would open a bar which looked cool. perhaps the opal lounge is actually a bar which only goes as far as looks. i only hope that if i ever do visit the opal lounge again i will enjoy a cocktail along with the service. that has not yet happened. very poor service and drinks>>>>


Review By:    NAS

Title:    A JEWEL IN EDINBURGHS CROWN

Review Date:  2004-08-28 21:28:27

Overall Rating:         Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

Ambience Rating:     Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 5/55

Value Rating:           Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 2/52

Food & Drink Rating: Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/5Pub Reviewer Rating of 4/54

This is a place to be seen, a lot of money went into this and you pay for it at the bar. However it offers fantastic interior, graet service, good food and amazing drinks. Sometimes it even has drinks promos during the day for a few hours.

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