Ecco Vino

Ecco Vino
19 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
  • Telephone 0131 225 1441
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30–11pm.
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm.
  • Average price £18 (lunch); £18 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.eccovinoedinburgh.com
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Ecco Vino

Worth a visit for the wine alone, though a creative seafood menu means a glass can easily become a bottle.

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In case the name didn't tip you off, Ecco Vino's main pull is its wine selection. Bottles adorn the walls and the wine list is so long that if you're hoping to make it to the bottom you'll need some fortifying olives to sustain you. If you're looking for something more substantial there's antipasti to share or plump for small plates, such as ricotta meatballs, potted crab or Scottish oysters. The mains menu has a Mediterranean feel and is split into land and sea sections. Meat eaters can enjoy dishes such as slow roasted pork belly, served in generous portions with a bitter sweet jus, while pan-fried sea bream, sea trout and surf and turf are popular seafood options. Obviously there's dessert wine to be had too, or consult the blackboard for the sweet of the day.

  • High point: A wine drinker's paradise
  • Low point: Can be quite busy - make sure you book
  • Notable dish: Sea bream
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 44
  • Largest group: 8
  • Open since: 2001
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 24
  • House wine: £18 per bottle