#260: 10 Wine Bar, Hill Place, Edinburgh

10 Wine Bar, Hill Place, Edinburgh (exterior)

This is the hotel bar of 10 Hill Place, a hotel run by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. The interior is modern and minimalist, lots of white and few splashes of pastel colours. As with other hotel bars we wondered if it really counted on our tour. It does have its own door onto the street, but it was locked so we had to walk past hotel reception to get to the bar.

It was quiet and the bar wasn’t even staffed for some of the time we were there, yet we were served promptly and proficiently. The music was almost too quiet (Blondie, Kate Bush, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Leftfield, UB40).

The Bar

10 Wine Bar, Hill Place, Edinburgh (interior, bar)

All kegs: Grolsch, Blue Moon, McLachlan’s Best (generally unremarkable except that I’ve never seen it before; a best bitter from MolsonCoors), Carling, Guinness. Bottles from Knops.

Pints were £4.25.


I think we got free nuts. If you want something more substantial I think you’d have to go down to the restaurant.


There’s a mini grand piano at one end of the bar and a regular pianist, though I can’t remember which nights.

Castle View



Web page: 10 Wine Bar

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