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Late-Victorian classic free house and galleried restaurant

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival

Arrive at Edinburgh Waverley railway station and head straight here; miss a departing train, ditto – it's so close it would be almost criminal not to. Worthy of study are the bar's magnificent Jacobean-style ceiling, and 10 blue porcelain-handled real ale hand-pumps bearing the Stewart family crest. April and October beer festivals, and monthly brewery weekends underscore their commitment to the products of malted barley. The galleried restaurant offers dishes such as fish chowder; confit duck leg with chorizo and bean cassoulet; double loin lamb chops, smoked bacon with caper and red wine sauce; and 21-day aged, 8oz Tweed Valley rib-eye or sirloin steaks. Burgers and sandwiches are there too. Please note, that however fascinated they might be, under-fives are not allowed in the bar.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December, 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: all week 12-3, snacks 3-9
  • Dinner opening: Sunday to Thursday 5.30-9.30, Friday to Saturday 5.30-10

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Orkney Dark Island, Stewart Pentland IPA, Highland Brewing Co, Swannay Orkney IPA, Alechemy, Fyne Ales Jarl, rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Westons 1st Quality, Farmer Jims

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, April and October (plus monthly brewery weekends)

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Family room available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

Opposite Balmoral Hotel at east end of Princes Street

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