The Bailie Bar

The Bailie

The Bailie Bar

A traditional old friend, full of character, warm and inviting – like your local should be.

A Stockbridge Institution, the Bailie Bar is a cosy, traditional basement bar and long-established Gastro Pub nestled into the heart of Edinburgh’s bohemian and trendy enclave between the water of Leith, Edinburgh New Town, Inverleith and the Dean Village. Situated on the corner of St Stephens Street, this warm and welcoming public house has been playing host to locals, regulars, visitors and new comers come rain or shine, 364 days of the year for over two decades. Never straying far from its grass roots philosophy ‘like your local should be’, The Bailie is a perfect marriage of delicious food and drink served in a quintessentially local way. It is fair to say, there are few basement bars with the enviable reputation and subtle atmospheric charms of the Bailie with its open fire, scheduled live music, live screened sports and delectable traditional Scottish Food. Couple this with the engaging repartee of our friendly landlord, wide selection of draft taps, rotating cask ales, malt whiskies, wines, premium spirits and a range of teas, coffees and soft drinks available, there is perhaps no better place to hang you hat, pull up a pew, and enjoy a drink and some food in The Bailie Bar, Stockbridge.

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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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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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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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Tower Restaurant

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Views of Edinburgh Castle and the spectacular skyline of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and Old Town feature on the menu at James Thomson’s rooftop Tower Restaurant above Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland. This is rooftop dining at its most spectacular – with brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner available every day.

Fresh, locally sourced and impeccably cooked food, from an inventive menu, deft service and inspirational wines in a chic and glamorous rooftop setting are Tower trademarks and it has become a favourite for visiting celebrities such as J K Rowling, Kate Winslet, HRH The Princess Royal, Ricky Gervais and the entire All Blacks team to name a few.

High above the Dickensian rooftops of Edinburgh’s magical and atmospheric Old Town, dinner at the Tower is an experience to savour. Enjoy a menu showcasing some of Scotland’s very best produce enhanced by some rather accomplished cooking. Highlights include Isle of Mull lobster thermidor, rib-eye steak from award-winning East Lothian butcher, John Gilmour with chips and bearnaise, haggis from Dingwall with pineapple salsa or how about whole seabass with samphire and charred cucumber. We also serve some of the most delicious vegetarian dishes in town such as shallot and chive mousse or watrecress and beetroot risotto.

Pre-dinner cocktails can be enjoyed on our rooftop terrace which boasts the most spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle, or choose from our award-winning wine list and sit back and enjoy a gastronomic feast to remember and let our friendly team look after you.

Choose from our a la carte menu or our fantastic value 3 course set menu for £36. Or if you’re looking for a light meal to start your evening off in style then choose our delicious 2 course pre-theatre menu, served every day between 5 – 6.30pm for only £19.95.

Or how about Afternoon Tea – just £20pp – served daily from 2.30 – 5.30pm. Enjoy a 3 tier cake stand filled to the brim with fresh homemade treats. Add a glass of our delicious Billecart-Salmon Champagne for just £7. Or book the best Brunch in Edinburgh – our Hair of the Dog Bloody Mary will get you fighting fit and our eggs Benedict is the perfect way to start your day!

The Tower’s exceptional rooftop setting and unrivalled Castle views make a memorable choice for private or corporate dinners and entertaining and it is the ideal exclusive-use venue seating up to 90 guests for dinner, or 150 for a reception. The Tower’s team can also provide some of the most accomplished banqueting food and service in the city for guests who choose to use the Museum’s impressive circular private dining venues; the Bute Room and Board Room.

The Tower is open all day, every day from 10am until 11pm (last reservation). Reservations are recommended for dinner.

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