15-16 Market Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 1DE
There's been a dining inn on this site close to the Royal Mile and the Scottish National Gallery since at least 1823. As such it's the oldest food-inn in Edinburgh, and it proudly continues to offer top-quality Scottish sourced produce. The building may be 400 years old and is apparently named from an old language once spoken in north east Scotland, mainly Aberdeenshire. Award-winning Scottish beers are the mainstay here, including brews from Caledonian and micros like Cairngorm, while real whisky-cask cider comes from Dunbar. Public rooms include a ground-floor bar, and a wine bar and bistro upstairs. In these pleasantly informal surroundings, a wide choice of fresh, locally sourced food is prepared by the chefs on site. Favourite starters include Cullen skink, or smoked salmon with capers. Mains from the chef's specials range could be haggis, neeps and tatties in light whisky juice, or home-made shepherd's pie topped with Isle of Mull cheddar cheese mash. Seafood is delivered fresh each morning; look for haddock fillet fried in pub-made beer batter.
Tel: 0131 225 1084
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Caledonian Deuchars IPA & Edinburgh Castle, Guest ales
All day all week
Sat-Thu 11.30am-1am (Fri 11am-1am)
Coach parties catered.