#244: The Slug and Lettuce, Greenside Place, Edinburgh

The Slug and Lettuce, Greenside Place, Edinburgh (exterior)

The decision to go here caused some upset in the group since it didn’t strictly follow our rules, having no door onto the street, being fully within the Omni Centre. About half the group have not stopped complaining since. It’s a relatively modern bar, quite large with mostly neutral tones and some dark wood, though some of the tables look pretty tired.

On this Tuesday night visit, circa 6:15pm, it was quiet but not empty. There were a few couples in enjoying a quiet meal or drink. Not a lot of atmosphere though. The waiter was friendly and courteous. No notes on the music, but I think it was verging on slightly annoying pop.

The Slug and Lettuce chain of around 70 pubs across the UK is part of the Stonegate Pubs group, along with three others in town: The Living Room, The Chanter and The Amber Rose.

The Bar

The Slug and Lettuce, Greenside Place, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

Kegs: Brahma, Amstel, Stella Artois, Peroni, Guinness, Tennent’s Lager, Magners. Ther were some cask pumps (2 I think), but there was nothing on them for this visit.

The round was £26 for 5 pints, 1 bottle and 1 “charity cocktail”. That’s around £3.71 per drink, the bottle probably a little cheaper, but the cocktail balancing that out since it was £3.95.

Food

We ate here because we figured they’d be quick and we didn’t fancy the Wetherspoons next door cos it was so busy. I can’t remember exactly what I had, some sort of curry, pleasant enough and pretty cheap on a 2 for 1 deal. Iain said his nachos were very good, and it wasn’t just to wind Russ up. Russ refused to buy them because they exceeded £10 with chilli. It’s pretty standard pub food otherwise, menus and prices are available on their web page.

Castle View

Nowt.

Links

Web page: www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/slug-edinburgh
Parent: Stonegate Pub Company

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