Tiles Cafe, Bar & Bistro

Tiles

Tiles Cafe, Bar & Bistro

By name and by the very nature of its environs, Tiles is as iconic as the drinks it pours and the food it serves.

Serviced by tram, train and bus, Tiles is on the corner of St Andrews Square and boasts one of the most beautiful tiled public houses in the city. To enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks in this bar is to experience something memorable and visually spectacular in this listed edinburgh landmark. With a well-deserved reputation for delicious gastro bar meals paired with a comprehensive range of premium drink offerings including wines and spirits, draft beers, cask ales, champagne and malt whiskies, there really is every reason to visit this special venue.

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Usquabae whisky bar

Usquabae

Usquabae whisky bar

Wi’ tippenny, we fear nae evil;
Wi’ usquabae, we’ll face the devil!

Usquabae (“oosk-a-bay”) is a whisky lover’s paradise – the name comes from a Rabbie Burns coined variant on the Gaelic for “water of life” and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The back of the bar is lined with whisky (and whiskey), there’s alcoves lined by whisky filled cabinets, the very Scottish menu contains a fair old dose of single malt, and even the decor is built, in part, from old whisky barrels. The atmosphere alone is intoxicating.

The classic malts you’d expect from any self-respecting Scottish pub are there of course, and much more besides. Rare editions, unusual expressions, a few bottles which are all that remain of long lost distilleries and one of the finest collections of Japanese malts you’ll find this side of 余市町.

Of course, if a dram isn’t your thing there’s plenty more on offer, including a wide selection of craft beers and an impressive cocktail menu.

Possibly the most impressive thing is the knowledge of the staff on their huge range of spirit – the manager is one of the leading Scottish whisky bloggers, and the “trickle-down effect” is very evident.

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LED Room

Whynot Nightclub

LED Room

Since the full refurbishment in January of 2013 Why Not Nightclub has quickly reinstated its reputation as Edinburgh’s premier night spot and has proven itself to be the most popular night club destination in Edinburgh. As well as an innovative new look they have worked tirelessly to build success on quality service, promotion of cutting edge premium drinks and first class entertainment in a revolutionary, modern setting.

Located in the heart of the capital, Whynot was the first nightclub on George Street and as was the case in the nineties, they have always endeavoured to be pioneers and continue to lead the way in terms of the overall customer experience.

Nestled beneath the famous Edinburgh landmark that is The Dome Bar & Grill, Why Not offers the perfect setting for any occasion. They are blessed with some fantastic points of difference that push the limits and constraints of the norm. Featuring four cocktail bars, a large central Dancefloor with onlooking private booths, a stunning outdoor heated courtyard and Scotland’s only full LED Lighting room they are the envy of competitors and subsequently have a wonderful capacity to satisfy an array of client expectations.

Through innovative décor, revolutionary sound & lighting and advanced marketing techniques Why Not has already been recognised as one of the countries leading late night venues but more importantly their client base have shown recognition by attending faithfully and regularly.

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The Blind Poet

The Blind Poet

The Blind Poet

All things to all men and women. If you can pluck it, sing it, draw it or play it, then bring it. A real diamond in the rough.

A long established welcoming haunt for all, but as its name suggests and history dictates, this has always been a particular favourite stomping ground of budding thespians, literary folk, musical maestros, sporting aficionados, gaming gatherings and comic gurus. With a spot lit stage occupied every night of the week with anything from comedy, open mic and karaoke to poetry readings and sporting highlights, the Blind Poet has something to offer everyone. All this and a enticing range of gin, rums and brandies, plus rotating ales, draft beers, whiskies and wine to keep your taste buds tantalised for weeks. This is a bar of character, rustic charm and distinction that holds its regulars dear and newcomers captivated.

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Ryans Bar

Ryan’s Bar

Ryans Bar

A consistent and loyal local companion since 1991. The bar that originally set the bar on the West End circuit.

Iconic vaulted and painted ceilings, hammered silver bar top, flagstone floor and intimate wooden tables and booths have set the scene for over two decades in this special place. To compliment our well stocked bar, we serve food throughout the day including breakfast from 7am in our sun-trap coffee shop followed closely by traditional Scottish gastro pub lunch, tea and supper offerings that have been pleasing the public palette for generations. As well as a variety of cask ales, draft beers and specially selected wines, we have a range of premium spirits and soft offerings to meet all drinker-diner preferences.

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The Dome

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An Edinburgh institution since opening its doors in 1996, The Dome sits resplendent with its Graeco-Roman façade and Corinthian Portico in central George Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town welcoming local residents and those from across the world 362 days of the year. We are incredibly proud to be considered a first choice venue to meet family, friends and colleagues for Coffee, Cocktails, Tea, Lunch and Dinner in the magnificent and memorable surrounds of The Dome.
In addition to welcoming our regular guests and visitors, our elegant, sophisticated and versatile Conference Suites and Private Dining Facilities can accommodate a variety of events including Training Courses & Seminars, Corporate Dinners, Wedding Meals and Civil Partnership Celebrations.

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No. 1 Grange Road

No. 1 Grange Road

No. 1 Grange Road

Nestled in the Southside, close to The Meadows, No. 1 Grange Road is a classic Scottish pub with a modern twist. Funky and friendly, it’s ideal for whiling away the hours with a pint, a bite to eat and a browse through the newspapers or a chat at the large horseshoe bar.

The in-house cocktails are well worth a try, from creamy creations like the Chunky Monkey to old-school classics and a wide range of fresh-fruit-loaded inventions which must provide at least one of your “five a day”!

Popular with students (without being a “student pub”!), there’s regular live music, deals on cocktails, beers and food, and a popular pub quiz run every Sunday night. Expect a diverse range of loyal locals – always a good sign!

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56 North, Edinburgh

56 North

56 North, Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s original gin bar with over 200 gins to enjoy. Cocktails, wines, spirits and craft beers complete the extensive drinks menu. If you are eating, BERTHA the real lumpwood charcoal oven cooks all our burgers, steaks and meats. We are open daily for food with brunch, lunch and dinner served.

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The Huxley, Edinburgh

The Huxley

The Huxley, Edinburgh

Bringing together wit, wisdom and enough food and drink to see you through from early breakfast to a nightcap at last orders at the bar, The Huxley offers a social revolution to the West End’s social scene. The soft leather sofas, vintage upholstered chairs and refreshing eclectic surroundings offer a homely retreat from the bustle of the busy Edinburgh city.

With a subtle nod to our pals across the water, The Huxley’s menu offers the best burgers and hot dogs in town and with their ever-evolving toppings you can enjoy these well-deserved classics in exciting new ways. Their food is naturally full of flavour, full of goodness, and from people they know and like, serving nothing but the finest seasonal Scottish produce. Wash it all down with your choice of their wide array of beers, ales and cocktails to round off a truly unique experience, delivered with pride and personality.

Boasting some of the friendliest bartenders, they have set out to create a buzz, an ambiance, an experience that is uniquely appealing to customers. Whether you’re in for the kids ‘Mini Me-nu’, coffee, lunch, dinner or after work drinks, The Huxley is the place to be in Edinburgh’s West End.

Easy, honest and good value all the way – that’s the thinking behind The Huxley. With tempting menu options, great service and a vibrant atmosphere, they are committed to high standards for quality in every respect. It’s their simple promise to their customers – and it’s what makes them who they are.

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Twenty Princes Street

Twenty Princes Street

Twenty Princes Street

Twenty Princes Street has made a real impression on the dining scene in Edinburgh since it opened in Summer 2013 and has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors to the city – gaining an enviable reputation for its innovative, seasonal menus and extensive drinks menu, as well as stunning panoramic views over Princes Street, the Old Town and all the way up towards the Castle.

Twenty presents a wondrously elegant and stunning setting that is sure to bewitch even the most cosmopolitan of patrons, offering a trendy and sophisticated dining experience where the ambience is refreshingly informal and the atmosphere is glamorous, but not glitzy.

The restaurant’s interiors are a blend of old and new; triple-height bay windows and period features nodding to its Victorian heritage, while illuminated curved leather and walnut booths and shiny marbles tables give the restaurant some contemporary credentials. Light and bright, with walls adorned with pictures and photographs reflecting the history of Edinburgh and the most amazing views in town, Twenty Princes Street is captivating and capacious with a fabulous wine wall that adds further interest to the room.

One of the most eye-catching elements is the stunning ornate ceiling which has been sympathetically reinstated and dazzling designer light fittings loom majestically overhead in this large yet intimate space.

Executive Chef Tony Sarton demonstrates culinary flair with an inventive and eclectic menu that keeps apace with the seasons, using a wide range of Scottish produce and only the finest locally sourced ingredients.

It’s not surprising that Tony claimed the coveted title of ‘Chef of the Year’ at the 2015 Scottish Hotel Awards as he likes to push boundaries and add a little theatre and fun – Scottish brown crab is artfully deconstructed as tea and toast: the shell turned into a pot of strong, sea-salty broth, the brown meat into delicate mousse & the white into a creamy, refreshing parfait to spread on a tiny bread loaf and a glass cloche is lifted to reveal a puff of hickory smoke, presenting a tender, blood-red Border beef carpaccio, soft-boiled quails’ eggs, pickled walnuts and crunchy baby onion rings! Traditional dishes also shine with a well-seasoned, succulent ribeye steak seared to 450˚C in the much-vaunted charcoal-fuelled Josper grill and oven, while a sublime seafood box of half lobster with scallops, mussels, cockles and fresh, sweet langoustine is amazing value.

Twenty’s signature dishes include Seared West Coast scallops & medallions of lobster with apple consommé & vanilla; Buccleuch black pudding & pork belly roll with apple purée & sage oil; Twenty Burger, a 7oz chuck steak burger with crispy bacon, smoked mayonnaise and Innis & Gunn rarebit, served with triple-cooked chips and salad leaves; Chipotle & maple-glazed Secreto de Iberico pork, piquillo pepper gnocchi and green beans; Salt & rosemary-baked seabass with pickled spring vegetable & warm potato salad, lemon & chervil butter; ‘Fire & Ice’ Banoffee Baked Alaska – Flaming rum, caramelised banana, toffee & vanilla ice cream, sponge & toasted meringue.

There’s an extensive drinks list, including 19 wines by the glass and adjacent bar, Juniper, is perfect for pre or post-prandial drinks.

Opening times Daily: Noon–11.30pm (last orders 10pm)

• Offer a whole day menu, with starters from just £4.50 and mains from £12.00; vegetarian options; children’s portions; children’s high chairs, wheelchair access, free wi-fi
• Regular events include Winemaker Dinners, Gin evenings, Seafood evenings – keep checking their website
• Overnight rooms – £65

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