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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Andrew Usher & Co

Andrew Usher & Co

Andrew Usher & Co

Where blended whisky was born. A Bar, a Mirco Brewery, a Gastro Pub and a visitor blending experience all brewing under the one roof. We dine. We blend. They brew.

Some say it’s the heady smell of hops that keeps them coming back to their beer heaven and blended whisky Mecca subterranean bar with on-site brewery?! We think its probably the proper beer, proper food and rustic charm of wood on wood, mismatch furniture and the homely feeling of being a native almost immediately. Do not be lulled into thinking this is a man-cave, they have a superior range of spirits, wines, cocktail and soft options for those ladies or gentlemen not tempted by Andrew Usher & Co House Brews or Bended Whisky tipples. All this and a delicious food menu to compliment those hoppy notes including gourmet hotdogs, burgers, superfood salads, nachos, their signature Mac n Cheese and a range of home-made puddings to make every visit as sweet as the last. ‘Andrew Usher & Co – re-crafting history’: come and see for yourself…

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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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The Murrayfield Hotel, House & Bothy

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Traditional Scottish fare with a twist

The Bothy Restaurant & Drinkery is part of the Murrayfield Hotel Family. Located in Edinburgh’s West End, just a short distance from the city centre and minutes from Haymarket train station, it’s the perfect destination for business, leisure or family occasions. The Bothy offers diners a warm and welcoming environment with a contemporary twist, to enjoy the fine selection of Scottish fare on offer.

Varied menus

Authentic Scottish cuisine is at the heart of the kitchen at The Bothy with a delicious offering of traditional favourites combined with a selection of more modern dishes. Each dish is created using the finest locally sourced produce, while still maintaining great value for money.

Favourites include the Bothy chicken & Ham Pie with creamy mash potatoes, Slow Cooked Crisp Pork Belly or our Flat Iron steak. The outdoor courtyard provides the perfect setting for guests to enjoy their meal in the beautiful Scottish surroundings with the best of sunshine.

Wide drinks selection

The drinks cabinet isn’t too shabby either with a selection of over 40 whiskies and a number of cask ales, craft beer including one of their own. Throughout the week there experts are on hand to tell you everything you need to know about beer, whisky and wine with flight nights and tasting sessions.

There’s always plenty going on at the Bothy including the weekly quiz, food and drink gatherings and live music from local talent, a highlight being the Friday & Saturday Sessions. As well as plenty of family friendly activity such as arts and crafts, breakfast clubs and cartoons to keep the children entertained. Free WiFi access is available every day of the week, ideal if you’ve got a working lunch or just feel like a nosey on Facebook.

Weddings

Situated in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh City Centre and just a stone’s throw from the Murrayfield Stadium lies The Murrayfield Hotel. You can celebrate your special day in a stunning location in beautiful surroundings, and we will do everything that we can to make your wedding truly spectacular.

From your initial point of contact, to greeting your guests at the door on your special day, your very own wedding coordinator will be on hand at all times to guide you through every step of the planning process.

At The Murrayfield Hotel we have two function rooms available for private hire: The Forrester and The Doocot. Whether you’re looking to host an intimate ceremony, dinner or party, we have the perfect location available for all of your guests to celebrate your big day in the way that you would like.

The Forrester has recently been refurbish and provides your day with modern surroundings and a stunning statement space for your wedding day. We can host up to 50 guests for a sit down meal, or up to 80 guests for a relaxed buffet style dinner.

The Doocot is a private hire suite and is a perfect choice for a more intimate wedding breakfast. Accommodating up to 20 guests for a sit down meal, this private function room has a home away from home feel with a luxurious twist!

To arrange an appointment or to speak to a coordinator, please get in touch!

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juniper

Juniper

juniper

Edinburgh’s most innovative cocktail bar, with stunning views of the city skyline!

This stylish sister bar to Twenty Princes Street has established a reputation as ‘THE’ place in Edinburgh for creative cocktails that don’t disappoint. Located on Princes Street with panoramic vistas across the city skyline, the focal point of Juniper is the striking white bar that contrasts perfectly with aubergine and cranberry furnishings, along with original artwork and subtle lighting, giving it a warmth and informality that you won’t find in many bars – particularly ones of this calibre.

Naturally, of course, the window booths with their unrivalled views are much sought after, but if you’re lucky enough to get one of the stools at the bar you’ll be mesmerised by the performance of the Juniper crew as they create their exceptional cocktails. If you’re looking for a quiet spot, The Library, with its large bay windows, cool blue walls, original fireplace, big and big, comfy wingback chairs that you’ll just want to snuggle into, offers a quiet spot and is also a great venue for a private reception.

At Juniper we are a little obsessed about our cocktails but we don’t take ourselves too seriously – you only need to check out our eclectic selection of cocktails for proof. The team work hard experimenting with the best of the fantastic spirits available and married these with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and home-made juices and infusions. The result: traditional cocktails with a contemporary twist, fabulous sharing cocktails, unbelievable new flavour combinations that will wow your senses. At Juniper we strive to satisfy our guests’ tastes while also encouraging you to explore and discover new drinks, flavours & creations – and have fun!

And if you’re not in the mood for a cocktail, there’s an extensive selection of bottled beers, individually sourced spirits and wines as well as a fabulous collection of Champagnes! Plus there are plenty of drinks of a non-alcoholic variety.

An innovative Street Food menu is also available daily from 12 Noon with a fantastic selection of dishes from just £3. Signature dishes include Scottish Lobster Mac & Cheese; Fish Finger Sandwich with Tartare Sauce; Haggis & Caramelized Red Onion Sausage Roll with Brown Sauce; Juniper Hot Wings – crispy chicken wings with sticky smoked birds-eye chilli sauce and Malteser Sundae.

Sleek, chic and discreet, Juniper is top of the list for anyone looking to impress and the venue for the city’s brightest and finest to see and be seen! Whether you’re getting together with friends, celebrating a special occasion, look no further than Juniper – and see the capital from a totally different perspective.

At Juniper we don’t just want you to enjoy your drink, we want you to enjoy the whole experience.
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• Cocktail Tasting Menu – 4 cocktails & 4 bar nibbles for only £30 (minimum 2 people)
• Fondue Friday’s – every Friday from 5pm – savoury, sweet or cocktail – from just £12 for two people
• Breakfast is served daily 9am to 12 Noon
• Events include new/seasonal cocktail launches, Glenmorangie Cheese & Chocolate Tasting, Martini Evenings, Gincredible Evenings

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