The King's Wark
- Telephone 0131 554 9260
- Opening times Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight
- Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight; Sun 11am–11pm
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 11am–10pm.
- Average price £16.50 (lunch); £16.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.thekingswark.com
This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.
The Shore area abounds with good bars these days, but none can quite match the King’s Wark both for its classic ambience, with stripped-back stone walls and old-fashioned wooden furniture giving it something approaching the air of a rustic country pub, and for the reassuringly effective simplicity of chef Michael Greig’s cooking. A popular spot throughout the day and evening with customers of all ages, the bulk of its business is aimed at diners who know it as a destination treat, particularly during weekend brunch hours when a lengthy menu including traditional full breakfasts, filled spinach crepes and a plate of smoked haddock with black pudding, poached egg and tattie scone are all on offer. At all times a commitment to fresh, local sourcing is evident, with blackboards proudly displaying the suppliers whose ingredients contribute to their battered haddock and chips, grilled pork loin and meaty homemade steak burger dishes, with fresh oysters, mussels and a salad of squid and scallops in keeping with the location right on the Shore’s old harbour.
- High point: Classic pub food made with care and attention
- Low point: Don’t turn up unannounced for the weekend brunch
- Notable dish: Homemade steak burger with smoked cheddar, tomato relish, fried onions and chips
The award winning 15th Century King's Wark nestles in the heart of Leith's famous Shore area. Renowned for our innovative use of Scotland's larder, we use only the best seasonal produce from sea, land and air.
From our ever-changing à la carte restaurant menu, bar meals and daily specials boards; to seasonal tasting menus and adventurous celebration feasts, such as a roast pig's head banquet, we offer something for every occasion. Our bar stocks a wide selection of fine wines, malt whiskies and traditional cask ales. And, on the weekend, we serve a variety of hearty breakfasts and sumptuous Sunday Lunches.
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- Private dining: Up to 25 covers
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 45
- Largest group: 25
- Open since: 1991
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £15 per bottle
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