The Orchard

The Orchard
1/2 Howard Place, Canonmills, Edinburgh, EH3 5JZ
  • Telephone 0131 550 0850
  • Bar open Sun–Tue 11am–11pm; Wed/Thu 11am–midnight, Fri/Sat 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–8.30pm.
  • Average price £16 (lunch); £18 (evening meal)
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Birra Moretti

Classic pub dishing up good food and drinks to Canonmills locals and hungry office workers,

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Over the road from the Tanfield office complex and a few minutes along from the entrance to the Botanic Gardens, this pub goes for a classic, traditional feel, with a dark wood bar, pot plants and multicoloured stained-glass panels. The clientele is a mix of staff from nearby offices, maybe looking for a chicken and Ayrshire bacon ciabatta sandwich on their lunch hour, or a decompressing glass of wine after work; rugby fans watching the Six Nations games on the telly and trying out the Scottish and UK guest ales; or locals in at the weekend for Sunday roasts (£16.50) or a drawn-out meal of steak and merlot pie followed by the excellent ice-cream from Over Langshaw Farm in the Borders. Squashy couches in the back are good for lounging and catching up, or there are window seats with a street view for people watching.

  • High point: Decent pub food in classic surroundings
  • Low point: All eyes turn to the tellys on sports nights
  • Notable dish: Wild boar, honey and mustard sausages with creamy mash, onion rings, roasted root vegetales and claret gravy
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 100 (6 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 36
  • Open since: 2006
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
  • House wine: £15 per bottle