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The City Cafe

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Diner by day, cocktails by night. A refreshing modern gem in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Inspired by the original American Diner, The City Café is a real find in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Loved by locals and visitors alike, it has something for everyone with an all-day menu running old Skool American breakfasts, gourmet hotdogs, burgers, milkshakes, sandwiches and salads by day and cosmopolitan cocktails, beers and city vibe music by night, it’s only a matter of time before The City Café tempts you in to sample its wears. Home to the now famous Man Vs Food ‘Burger Challenge’, this inviting establishment is a veritable treasure trove of fun with delicious food and drink at its heart. As well as our main bar and dining booths we also have our function room in City 2 which can provide the ideal space for free private party and event hire. Suitable for all age ranges (see site for more details), tastes and tipples, we look forward to welcoming you to The City Café.

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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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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 Counting House

The Counting House

The Counting House

A hidden gem on the Edinburgh venue and function circuit, if you’ve been lucky enough to experience this venue first hand as a guest or host, you will know it as being one of the city’s most unexpected and unassuming function space gems. Inside this characterful and beautiful venue there is a fully stocked private bar, snug room suitable for private receptions and the wonderful wood panelled, domed function hall itself which can comfortably accommodate up to 80 plus guests for sit down dinner and dancing. With our highly acclaimed and accomplished in-house caterers, function furniture, crockery and tableware all available on site, the main tasks are all in-hand leaving you free to think about the guest list and those all important special details to make every event as personal and bespoke as you…

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