The Cauldron Edinburgh

57a Frederick Street , Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 1LH
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About The Cauldron Edinburgh

The Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience is an immersive cocktail class where patrons use interactive magic wands to brew molecular cocktails.

Cuisine: Cocktails
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Brilliant for an evening of fun and cocktails. Staff are superb! Whole experience could not be faulted.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Really friendly and welcoming staff and great cocktails! Will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

excellent experience so much fun with delicious drinks!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Absolute belter

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

The drinks were fantastic, and the atmosphere was amazing and I really enjoyed it however the drinks were quite expensive

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Absolutely brilliant experience, the staff were amazing and proper in the magical spirit. Amazing getting to make our own cocktails/potions & the fire drink was phenomenal. Only problem I had was the amount we paid per person was a bit much for the experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 September 2020

We had a fantastic night and the team there were great

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

I wasn't aware until I was in the building I would have to pay an extra twenty pounds for alcoholic drinks.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Had a fantastic time, would definitely recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Hi there not the best experience I’ve ever had but so much potential to be amazing if they address some issues. Take from my experience what you will! I booked the magical experience for my friends and I for my birthday on 19/9/20 costing £100 for the 4 of us, A fantastic deal they have at the moment for a potions making class and 1hr and 45mins interactive experience, we were all very excited about it and couldn’t wait to go. That excitement was very short lived and the night certainly did not live up to our expectations, it could have been such a fantastic experience had we been given the attention and service we paid for. However I will say that our 2nd potions master and some of the staff were very good and did try her best to make it as an enjoyable experience as they could, and we did try make the most of it, so thank you for trying. First of all our booking had issues, as it was booked online I was somehow got booked in to London instead of Edinburgh, when I called to query it the manager quickly resolved it and gave me a sat night space at 10.45pm, yes it’s late I know but it didn’t bother us we were really looking forward to the experience. Obviously due to covid there are rules which I totally understand, however we were not made to feel very welcome on arrival to be greeted by the bouncer at the door who asked if we had a booking, we replied yes and were asked to stand outside, thinking that it was to let others exit and to prepare for our arrival we waited for 20 minutes outside, the bouncer was not very friendly infact quite rude at times, saying things like we don’t usually take bookings this late, we will be closing soon and I could just turn you away and not let you in, it felt like he kept us waiting and was trying to make us leave. After 20 minutes we got inside however nobody had left the building so again why did we have to wait outside? We were met by a very friendly, happy and very in character member of staff who we thought was fab, we went through all the covid rules, track and trace, and booked us in using my ref no etc.. (which again would that not tell you what we had booked fo) we were given our wands very exciting! 😆 and we were shown to our seats, we thought this was another waiting area as it was nothing like the pics or videos online, no cauldrons etc, just a little table and 4 stools. We were then greeted by another member of staff who asked us to download the drinks menu and order. Something didn’t feel quite right, this was not a magical experience at all we were not getting to make potions and being charged for our drinks, what did we pay £100 for? so I questioned it again, showed the girl my booking email and she looked very confused, walked away and spoke to a number of other staff before returning at 11.45pm to say we are very sorry you are booked in for a magic experience however we don’t really have time to do it now, would we not prefer to just have a few drinks sitting here. As you can imagine we were very deflated by the whole thing now, we said no we have paid our money so would like our experience please, 10 minutes later we were shown to our tables and our experience began. Our first potions master was not very enthusiast and just looked and sounded like she didn’t really want to be there, while another one was shouting and balling, cursing and swearing. We actually though she was a very drunk customer before realising she worked there. We were given our ingredients and made our first spells and introduced to another potions master, now we started to enjoy ourselves, this was brilliant and so much fun top marks, we totally loved it and the props were amazing, however the drinks themselves were something to be desired, not very drinkable 🤣🤣. We did not have a lot of time so we were very rushed, but still we made the most of it. At 12.45pm it was then time for the bar to close, we had just rushed to finish our last potion, not drank any of it and we were then asked by the bouncer to leave as it was closing time. When we explained that we had just finished our experience and could we quickly finish our drinks he replied it’s not my problem you should have came earlier, we are closed and you have to leave. We gathered our stuff and left. So in all this was an experience with very mixed emotions but mainly disappointment. As I said in the beginning this experience could have been outstanding, fantastic and unforgettable however we were very let down. Also I think the drinks need to be revamped, they did not taste nice at all and for £10 a cocktail I would expect to have an enjoyable drink and not something that tasted like paint stripper, I did complain which I felt I did my entire evening almost to be told sorry there is nothing they can do if I don’t like it???? Thank you to all the staff that tried to make our night enjoyable we really do appreciate it, however there is a lot of negative in this post and I would not return in a hurry or recommend this if people are going to be given the same experience as us.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Would 100% go back to the cauldron, fantastic experience not sure on some of the drinks not my normal taste but it was a great night. Staff were friendly, funny and made it a great experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Absolutely awesome experience will definitely be back. Will be recommending to everyone

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 September 2020

wir sind einfach begeistert!!! eine fantastische Atmosphäre. Die Idee die magische Cocktails selbst zuzubereiten ist genial, man stellt sich gleich wie in einer Zauberschule vor: Zauberstäbe, magische Zutaten wie "Feen Staub", oder "Schmetterlingsflügel Extrakt", liebevoll gezeichnete Rezepte und das wichtigste-sehr engagierte Mitarbeiter, die die ganze Magie durchführen. Wir kommen garantiert wieder und bringen unsere Freunde mit. PS extra Dankeschön an Justyna, sie hat uns mit der Buchungsänderung sehr geholfen und damit einen schönen Abend geschenkt :) Liebe Grüße Julia und Frank Fischer (Besuch am 23/09/2020)

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Staff were very good excellent experience

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

We booked this after seeing a advert about this place and thought it looked fun, I was so happy with everything and I am going to book it again, the staff are all in character the whole time, The whole thing is a great experience and would recommend anyone to go that wants a unique night out

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Excellent experience a must do on your trip to Edinburgh!

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Visited On Thursday, 24 September 2020

Great staff, very enthusiastic. We can be quite critical (constructively) and could find little to fault what was a very pleasant experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

We had such a fantastic time. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Great service and some show put On , all of which were done so in a safe environment due to COVID restrictions will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Was a great experience, something different and quirky. Cool drinks that actually tasted great also. Would recommend and like to do it again.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

Fantastic experience. Loved every moment. The staff were amazing and fab cocktails to boot. Would 100% recommend to others.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Another fab night at the cauldron . 2nd visit and this time we brought our friends who also loved it . The staff are so down to earth and brilliant fun

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Really enjoyed the experience. The staff were all fantastic and up for a laugh. I liked being left with the instructions to do it yourself in a team. Cocktails were tasty!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Absolutely amazing experience and I wish we had booked for the cocktail class rather than just a table but will definitely be back to do that experience. The staff were so amazing and attentive and very good characters to match the bars theme. Hope to see yous again soon and thank you so much for the fantastic day

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Enjoyed the atmosphere However think booking / through website very misleading. I was part of a two we booked for 'potion makin' however turned up and sat in cocktail lounge. And turns out we booked a seat despite email saying potion making? It was abit of a shame as travelled up for a birthday present. We werent the only ones, there were 3 other groups in the lounge all thought they booked cocktail making and were all dissapointed. Which was a shame as gave card details prior. In terms of atmosphere and staff that was brilliant. Menu for cocktails limited. had 6 or so signature cocktails and 2 were unavailable so choice of 4 cocktails which was slightly poor. Although potion making looked brilliant again was slightly disapointed as wasn't made clear

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