- Telephone 0131 229 6660
- Seasonal times December and rugby weekends: may open for lunch.
- Food served Sun–Thu 5.30–10pm; Fri/Sat 5–10.30pm.
- Pre-theatre times Sun–Thu 5.30–6.30pm; Fri/Sat 5–6.30pm
- Pre-theatre price 20% off food, excluding t-bone and fillet
- Website www.mckirdyssteakhouse.co.uk
Family-run steakhouse offering high-quality meat, served by knowledgeable staff.
McKirdy’s Steakhouse is not the most Insta-friendly, hipster-cool restaurant: plain walls with just a few rugby shirts hanging up and wooden furniture are the only decoration. But don't walk by based on looks, because you'll miss some outstanding meat – this no-frills, family-run restaurant serves Scottish beef straight from their own butcher's shop. Waiting staff know their stuff and if you don’t know your rump from your ribeye they’ll recommend a cut, tell you how it should be cooked, and suggest a wine to drink with it. Ribeye fans are in for a treat: medium-rare and tender, served with lightly salted curly fries it’s a perfect match for a glass of French malbec. If you are still hungry for dessert, go for the crème brûlée – simple but definitely a win with such a crispy, thin layer of sugar on top you won’t be able to help channelling your inner Amélie as you break through to the creamy sweetness beneath.
- Private dining: Up to 10 covers
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu
- Capacity: 54
- Largest group: 26 (or whole restaurant by arrangement)
- Open since: 1999
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £17 per bottle
- BYOB: £3 corkage (Wine and fizz only.)
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