Old Bell Inn, Edinburgh

The Old Bell Inn

Old Bell Inn, Edinburgh

Food. Drinks. Music. Sport. Modern where it counts and traditional in every other way.

A friendly and traditional local Edinburgh pub which tempts its patrons with a delicious and varied food menu paired with a wide selection of traditional and modern drinks by way of rotating cask ales, draft beers, wines, whiskies and premium spirits. A warm and cosy pub with all the trappings of a hidden gem- good food, fine drinks and a scheduled programme of sporting, live music and pub quiz events.

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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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Whynot Nightclub

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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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Bannermans Rock & Whisky Bar

Bannermans

Bannermans Rock & Whisky Bar

Marty DiBergi: Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel Tufnel:
[pause] These go to eleven.

Edinburgh’s self-styled “Rock & Whisky Bar”, Bannermans is all about the music. Tucked away in the old city vaults under George IV Bridge, it’s a suitably gothic (and soundproofed!) location. Attracting some big names for a smaller independent venue they host both free gigs from up and coming bands and ticketed events from more established acts – but given the dedicated band room you’re always free to just wander in and enjoy a pint at the bar or in their “Jagerlouge” at the back with its own dedicated bar.

There’s a pool table for afternoon entertainment, with the occasional informal tournament, and Sunday afternoons are dominated by a chilled acoustic session.

Very reasonably priced snacks and pub grub are available, alongside a bar offering some great cask ales (Fraoch Heather Ale is always on, Bannermans is one of the only pubs in Scotland featuring it on a permanent basis) and there is, as their slogan suggests, a respectable selection of both single malts and stateside whiskey-with-an-e.

If you’re a fan of film trivia, the script for Shallow Grave was conceived and drafted in Bannermans, and if you pop in and soak up the atmosphere you’ll soon understand why!

Those who are about to rock, we salute you.

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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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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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Badger & Co

Badger & Co

Badger & Co

Badger & Co is a brand new bar and eatery on Castle Street, Edinburgh, in the heart of the New Town. The building was the former home of Kenneth Grahame, the author of The Wind in the Willows, hence the name! The concept of Badger & Co is to offer guests an adventure into the pleasures of food, drink and all things fun! With a menu inspired by local and seasonal produce, an exclusive private dining room where you can feast on beasts and a trip to their outdoor ‘riverbank’ area there is so much to be discovered at Badger & Co.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from a seasonal menu, which showcases some excellent local produce and demonstrates sustainability, the flavours are bold and the ingredients are fresh. There is something for everyone on the exciting menu, from Badger’s granola to gourmet pies. They pride themselves of serving delicious dishes, keeping it simple and letting the quality of the ingredients shine.

It’d be easy for drinks to take second place with surroundings like these, but at Badger & Co the experienced bar staff have ensured that the drinks list is punchy, exciting and altogether sensational. They offer a wide selection of drinks from near and far with something to satisfy everyone, from craft beers to craft spirits and everything in between.

They also have a superb private dining room, which has been designed to heighten any event and is the ultimate playground for adults. Discretely located in a spacious room below the bar, the private dining room can seat up to 12 guests and has its own private bar. Where better to celebrate any occasion?

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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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