The brainchild of barbecue enthusiasts Maciek and Bubba, Bubba Q is an Old Town restaurant that’s dishing out the finest smoked, marinated, slow-cooked and grilled meats that Scotland has to offer. This phenomenal dining destination has quickly earned a reputation for excellence that’s reaching foodie circles in the farthest corners of Edinburgh, drawing in guests who stop in regularly to get their fix of the smokey, fall-off-the-bone American barbecue that the High Street restaurant is known for. Sit back, relax, and enjoy big portions of the city’s best meats and sides.
The highest quality meat, a meticulous attention to detail, years of experience and a deep love for barbecue are what set Bubba Q out from other American restaurants in Edinburgh. Bubba and Maciek, proprietors and barbecue aficionados running the show at Bubba Q in the Old Town were impressed by the amazing barbecue restaurants they encountered during their travels in the US, and they set out to bring that same down-home country cooking to Scotland. Now, with their very own signature dry rub and a whole lot of dedication, they’re putting their High Street restaurant on the city’s competitive culinary map.
A dream come true for meat lovers, Bubba Q features a menu they can be proud of. From tender, juicy beef brisket to a wide range of burgers, hot dogs, southern fried chicken, ribs and wings, this Edinburgh restaurant has the food you’ve always dreamed of, and then some. We love the Pitmaster Platter, a selection of all the barbecued favourites on offer including hot links, baby back ribs, juicy chicken with a Cajun dry rub and beef brisket. Vegetarian? Don’t fret – Bubba Q has some amazing meat-free dishes to keep you satisfied, like their Big V, a halloumi,burger with roasted red pepper, avocado, crispy onion strings and a homemade chilli jam. Of course, if you want to really enjoy your meal the American way, loosen up your belt and enjoy one of their to-die-for desserts (the sticky toffee pudding is on the next level). Swing by and taste the American dream at Bubba Q in the Old Town, but make sure to book your table in advance during peak times!
Great service. Amazing food. Would recommend to family and friends. Will come back again as so much on the menu we would love to try. And to anyone planning a visit don’t worry if you can’t eat it all just ask for a take away box as the staff will helpfully oblige
Baby back ribs melt in the mouth mac & cheese side cheesy dynamite fries spicy overall a wonderfully balanced smokey spicy cheese taste sensation everyone should experience
Fantastic food, we were here a couple of years ago not long after it first opened, and were happy to see they were still going strong. Friendly service and glad we booked as it filled up quickly!