Another guest post from Doug, cheers!
This venue’s latest incarnation, set up by the owners of Leith’s Bond No. 9, opened in May this year. The Georgian town house conversion has a main bar at street level, a basement room downstairs, and a restaurant and another room upstairs.
The main bar is a bright open room with a substantial and well stocked timber bar. The decor is chic and trendy and seems squarely aimed at Edinburgh’s flourishing cocktail scene.
As the bar had only recently opened (and it was a Tuesday night), it wasn’t busy but the staff were well organised, attentive and enthusiastic. One of the waiters had a small Madonna headset + mic and kept saying “walk in for 7” into it robotically, presumably falling on deaf ears in the kitchen.
There were 2 casks taps, though only one on, McEwans IPA. Kegs: Kirin Ichiban, Estrella Damm, Young’s London Stout, Charles Wells DNA.
Substantial range of wine and cocktails available.
Our round was £11.70 for 3 pints of McEwans IPA, so £3.90 a pop. We got free homemade pink lemonade too.
The menu offers good quality gastropub fare. The burgers are just under the magical £10 benchmark. Those who ate reported that the food was good but the portions were a little smaller than average.
Really good 70s funky tunes, verging on disco by the end.