Indigo Yard

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Indigo Yard
Indigo Yard
7 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 4QZ
  • Telephone 0131 220 5603
  • Opening times Sun–Thu 9–12am; Fri & Sat 9–1am.
  • Seasonal times Closed 25 Dec.
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–1am; Sun 11am–11pm
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–10pm.
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Covid-19 precautions

We have provided all staff with Personal Protective Equipment and training on cleaning and hygiene procedures. We have introduced new cleaning rotas and safety stations for all guests. We have configured our restaurants and bars and will only be providing table service to allow for social distancing. On arrival, all guests will receive a temperature check from a member of staff and we are supporting Test & Protect. Please note, any guest who displays a temperature consistent with a fever will be asked to re-schedule their booking. We are providing scenario-based guidance to all employees on how to work through various COVID-19 related situations.

We will constantly review all processes and procedures in line with any new Scottish Government guidelines or advice to ensure the safety of our staff and guests.
Last updated: 8 September 2020

Long-time West End favourite for lunch and early dinner or drinks in stylish surroundings.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This popular West End spot has tweaked to keep up with trends for over twenty years now. This year the spit roast is their thing, with an emphasis on chicken; leg, breast, half or whole. The drinks menu offers plenty for the wine, beer or cocktail lover, and welcoming staff are happy to offer recommendations. While tipples do tend towards the pricey side, there are regular deals to keep an eye out for – whether that's an ultimate double gin for a fiver or a porchetta, apple and black pudding fritter roll with a pint for around a tenner. Diners with an eye on the bottom line can also enjoy regular ‘two course’ deals, with dishes like chicken and chorizo terrine or smoked haddock and leek risotto on offer. Indigo Yard is a good all-rounder: a nice spot for a drink and a bite during the week, a lively Friday night or a chatty weekend brunch.

The List's rating






Cat McCabe visited Indigo Yard on 6 March 2018
  • High point: Tasty dishes for meat lovers in particular
  • Low point: Service can suffer at busy times
  • Notable dish: Spit roast porchetta pig with honey glazed apples, duck fat and rosemary roasted potatoes
  • Average price: 2 mains for £12.50 (set lunch); £19 (dinner)

Since 1996, Indigo Yard bar and restaurant has provided the perfect setting to enjoy the best food and drink in Edinburgh's West End.

With rustic style, and a superlative selection of beer, wine and cocktails, we work with the very best producers across our menu. Indigo Yard is where to eat in Edinburgh in the city centre and West End.

We look forward to seeing you soon for food, drink and a good time!

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  • Private dining: upstairs area 36 for dinner and 80 for drinks
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live music most Fridays, big sporting events on big screens.
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 1996
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £20 per bottle
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).