Late-Victorian classic free house and galleried restaurant
At a glance
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; 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.
Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: all week 12–3, snacks 3–9
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 5.30–9.30, Friday to Saturday 5.30–10
Food and drink
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Family room available
Allowed in bar
Opposite Balmoral Hotel at east end of Princes Street.