Best Pub Food in Edinburgh

Best Pub Food in Edinburgh


Great pub grub across the city, ranging from the comforting to the experimental


No rankings: just 10 of the best places for pub food in Edinburgh, from traditional fish and chips to wood fired meaty mains.

Taken from the 2015/16 The List Eating & Drinking Guide – £5.95 (plus p&p)

The Blackbird
37–39 Leven Street, Tollcross, EH3 9LH
Sleek Tollcross tavern with pub grub that’s a cut above.
Food served: Mon–Sun 10am–10pm | read our full review

The Bon Vivant
55 Thistle Street, New Town, EH2 1DY
Low-lit, intimate vibe and first-rate food in both the Thistle Street and Stockbridge branches.
Food served: Mon–Sun noon–10pm | read our full review

Caley Sample Room
42–58 Angle Park Terrace, West End, EH11 2JR
Gastro pub fare based on top-quality produce.
Food served: Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10pm | read our full review

184 Cowgate, Old Town, EH1 1JJ
Fine wood-fired pub grub at this huge Cowgate newbie.
Food served: Mon–Sun 11am–2.30am | read our full review

The Potting Shed
32 Potterow, Southside, EH8 9BT
High-quality pub food draws in students and locals alike.
Food served: Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Sun noon–9pm | read our full review

Safari Lounge
21 Cadzow Place, Abbeyhill, EH7 5SN
Quirky, inventive menu at this safari-themed Abbeyhill boozer.
Food served: Mon–Thu noon–9pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–8pm | read our full review

The Scran & Scallie
1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge, EH4 1DT
High-end pub food from Michelin-starred Tom Kitchin’s Stockbridge venture.
Food served: Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 6–10pm; Sat/Sun noon–10pm | read our full review

54–55 George IV Bridge, Old Town, EH1 1EJ
Cocktails, craft beer and imaginative cooking at the former Bar Kohl.
Food served: Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm; Sun 10.30am–10pm | read our full review

Teuchters Landing
1c Dock Place, Leith, EH6 6LU
Great comfort food in atmospheric Leith dockside location.
Food served: Mon–Sun 11am–10pm | read our full review

60 Henderson Street, Leith, EH6 6DE
Informal craft beer and curry bar packing them in at the heart of Leith.
Food served: Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat/Sun 11–10pm | read our full review

Eating & Drinking Guide 2015/16

Eating & Drinking Guide 2016/17

23rd Edition published April 2016. Widely recognised as the most reliable, comprehensive and authoritative guide to eating out in more than 950+ restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh.