The Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal

A homage to stage and screen royalty past and present, the traditional Theatre Royal Bar and gastro pub is more than your average pre theatre haunt…

This flamboyant beauty speaks volumes from the second you cast your eyes on it. Admired and revered for its spectacular façade of ornately painted theatre jesters flanked by cascades of trailing flowers located in the heart of Edinburgh Theatre-land, the Theatre Royal Bar with food is one not to be missed. This statement frontage leads inside to a beautifully apportioned central mahogany bar, walls bedecked with signed theatre memorabilia from present day and a bygone era, a crackling open fire(for those colder days), a range of seating options to suit all customer needs and an enticing food and drink offering we’re sure you’ll enjoy. With a foodie focus on traditional Scottish gastro cuisine paired with a delicious range of beverages including craft beers, cask ales, wines, whiskies and premium spirits, you would be hard pushed to find a better or more welcoming drinking/dining establishment.

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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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The Guild of Foresters

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The bar area, where dogs are welcome, boasts 18 taps including four rotational cask ales. The Foresters is dedicated to providing the best of local and international real ale and regularly introduces new breweries and beers to the range. Some of the handpicked suppliers include Inveralmond, Tryst Brewery, Williams Bros., Harviestoun, Isle of Skye Brewing, Orkney Brewery, Alchemy, Broughton Ales, Stewart Brewing and Fyne Ales. The fridges and shelved selection is constantly being updated so that you’re bound to find that tipple that tickles you. With coffees served until late, we cater for everyone’s needs.

The newly added restaurant serves until 8.30pm on Sunday to Thursday, and 9.30pm on Friday and Saturday, and serves a blend of good Scottish home cooking and fine dining cuisine. All meats and fish are freshly sourced from Edinburgh and the local surrounding areas, and the menu is ever evolving seasonally.

Experience a unique alfresco dining experience with the Foresters beach huts. Open all year round, the all weather beach huts means you can dine outside whatever the weather. Our beer garden closes at 10pm, and you can enjoy our real log fire inside over the colder winter months.

Come and experience the bar that everyone in Portobello is talking about.

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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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The Witchery By The Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery By The Castle

Romantic, historic and utterly unique, The Witchery by the Castle has been wowing discerning diners in the capital since the 1980’s and has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s produce in the most magical of settings.

A Scottish dining landmark, much loved by loyal locals, its A-list celebrity fans and visitors to the city alike, The Witchery was established by acclaimed restaurateur, James Thomson OBE and really is the most spectacularly atmospheric dining destination in the city.

The Witchery has become one of the city’s most famous destination restaurants with a global reputation and remains a destination for many celebrities visiting the city, including; Michael Douglas, HRH Princess Anne, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kate Moss, and many more, with Lord Lloyd Webber describing it as “the prettiest restaurant ever!”

The décor is an undeniable part of the appeal, reflecting the building’s 16th-century origins. Dine in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-panelled Witchery or among the elegant charms of the Secret Garden. Both are enchanting and magical, with carved panelling, lush drapes, exposed beams, heraldic insignia and gilded ceilings.
Candlelit tables offer an intimate ambience, while the cuisine lives up to the surroundings, with the emphasis on high-quality Scottish seafood, beef, lamb and game, elegantly prepared and presented.

Signature dishes include Oban native oysters; Scallops from the Isle of Mull served in their shell with Iberico ham and garlic butter; Steak tartare with raw quail’s egg;
35-day dry-aged Scotch rib-eye steak, grilled bone marrow, roscoff onion and béarnaise sauce; Lobster and crab omelette, sauce Americaine; Roast loin of Cairngorm venison, black quinoa, iron bark pumpkin, pickled pear; Kir Royale sorbet; Valrhona ‘Equatorial chocolate and pistachio tea cake; Yorkshire rhubarb and custard tart with mascarpone ice cream.

You’ll also discover one of Scotland’s finest wine cellars featuring over 500 wines by the bottle and 16 by the glass. The restaurant was winner of the AA’s coveted best wine list in the UK awards 2013 and named among the world’s greatest wine lists in the inaugural World of Fine Wine Awards in 2014.

The Witchery by the Castle also features nine theatrical suites, perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent of settings. Lavishly decorated these suites scream romance with a capital R! Whether you choose the Library, the Old Rectory or the Guardroom, the result is the same – wall to wall decadence, massed antiques, gothic décor and roll-top baths big enough for two! An unforgettably magical experience.

Open seven days from Noon until 11.30pm (last reservation).

Lunch from 12 Noon; Dinner 5pm – 11.30pm*

Pre- theatre Supper 4pm – 6.30pm*

Post-theatre Supper 10.30pm – 11.30pm*
*Last reservation taken at this time.

 
• Private Dining or Weddings & Celebrations – The Witchery – up to 50 guests & The Secret Garden – up to 60 guests.
• 9 fabulously original and indulgent suites.

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Hamilton's Bar & Kitchen, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Hamilton’s Bar and Kitchen

Hamilton's Bar & Kitchen, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Welcome to Hamilton’s Bar and Kitchen

Hamilton’s was opened in 2008 to give the Stockbridge locals a bar where service is relaxed, but informed; great beers, cocktails and a food menu that changes with the food seasons, supporting local suppliers and delivering quality dishes.
Breakfast is available from 9, lunch from 12 and dinner from 6. Hamilton’s serves food seven days a week until 10pm. All  dishes are cooked to order and many dishes can be tailored to suit dietary needs.

Hamilton’s supports local musicians and bands all year round with a weekly Sunday session between 7pm – 9pm.

Live Music at Hamilton’s

23rd October Ewan Simpson from The Winter Tradition
30th October Danny & Steven of The 10:04s
6th November Jon & Jack  of The Holy Ghosts
13th November Jordan Murray
20th November Ewan Simpson from The Winter Tradition
27th November Danny & Steven of The 10:04s
4th December Jon & Jack  of The Holy Ghosts
11th December Jordan Murray
18th December Danny & Steven of The 10:04s

Celebrate Christmas with Hamilton’s

Christmas Lunch £20.95 Available daily from 12pm (Starts 1/12/16)
Christmas Dinner £26.95 Available daily from 6pm (Starts 1/12/16)

To book please contact the Hamilton’s team

christmas@hamiltonsedinburgh.co.uk or call 0131 226 4199

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