#72: All Bar One, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

All Bar One, Lothian Road, Edinburgh (exterior)

All Bar One is a chain of 48 bars across the UK. They’re part of the Mitchells & Butlers group, so bedfellows with Nicholson’s pubs, Toby Carvery, and Browns restaurants.

It’s full of office types and power dressers, a very corporate vibe. That’s not surprising considering it’s in the same building as Standard Life and Clydesdale Bank. It was sort of busy but we managed to get a table no bother.

The Bar

All Bar One, Lothian Road, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

No casks, but these kegs: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Harviestoun Schiehallion, Aspall cider, Amstell, Peroni, Tennent’s Lager, Pilsner Urquell, Grolsch, Estrella Damm.

Small cocktail menu, all around £7 give or take a quid.

Our round was £19.90 for 4 pints of Schiehallion and an Irn Bru. Guessing at £2 for an Irn Bru, that’s around £4.50 per pint. Ouch.

Food

Mains from £8.50 to £13, things like fish & chips, risotto, steak sandwich, Thai curry and a handful of different burgers.

Amenities

Music: vacuous, anonymous tinny dance.

There’s a medium-sized patio outside which gets good use in the summer but not much sun due to the surrounding tall Standard Life buildings.

Castle View

All Bar One, Lothian Road, Edinburgh (exterior, castle view)

Sadly, yes, you can see the castle from outside.

Links

Web page: All Bar One Exchange Plaza Edinburgh

All Bar One, Lothian Road, Edinburgh (interior)

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