Indigo Yard

Indigo Yard
7 Charlotte Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 4QZ
  • Telephone 0131 220 5603
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas extension – bar open until 3am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–9.45pm.
  • Average price £10 (set lunch); £19 (evening meal)
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Long-time West End favourite for lunch and early dinner or drinks in stylish surroundings.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Indigo Yard has survived, and thrived, for 20 years, despite being hidden down a side alley in the West End. This is largely thanks to the attention it pays to its customers and their desires. Never ones to miss a trend, they are into craft beer in a big way, with 27 lines, including four rotating brews, to choose from. The artisan feeling is also reflected in the décor – distressed wood and leather dominate the interesting double-height, split-level space. The atmosphere is welcoming and the menu offers classic dishes done well, from fish and chips or steak pie and mash to haddock risotto with a nicely poached egg. The starters are on the small side, but great lunch and dinner deals and a generous sharing trio of banoffee pie, chocolate bread and butter pudding, and black forest cheesecake make up for it.

  • High point: The cocktail menu includes a handy glass guide
  • Low point: West End prices on the wine list
  • Delivery: Deliveroo
  • 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
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening / background
  • Live entertainment: Live music most Fridays
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 100
  • Open since: 1996
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 23
  • House wine: £18 per bottle