110–114 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JF
  • Telephone 0131 225 3297
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 11am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–10pm.
  • Average price £14 (lunch); £20 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.elementedinburgh.co.uk
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More than your typical Rose Street pub, Element exceeds expectations with a well-executed seasonal food menu and drinks selection.

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Element benefits from offering diners the best of both worlds. Upon entering, you’re met with an informal and casual space but make your way further in towards the back of the Rose Street establishment and a more serene ambience awaits you, with large comfortable armchairs, mirrored walls and traditional décor, all elegantly highlighted by soft mood lighting. The menu features more than your average pub dishes, with starters including a golden beetroot and goat's cheese mousse while mains range from guinea fowl supreme to North Sea baked cod. They’re fairly strong on their gins, each paired with the perfect tonic and garnish to suit the flavours, while whisky and wine options are varied and appealing. Whether you’re popping in for a spontaneous drink after work, making plans for a romantic meal or organising a mammoth Sunday brunch, Element is well worth keeping in mind.

  • High point: Laid-back and inviting atmosphere
  • Low point: Limited selection of beers on tap
  • Notable dish: North Sea baked cod
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Soul, funk, indie and easy listening tunes.
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

Christmas Food Q&A: Viktor Huszti – Element

20 Nov 2015

Top festive food tips from Brussel sprouts as healthy snacks to homemade chocolate truffles

The most undervalued vegetable at Christmas is without doubt Brussels sprouts! Most people hate or love them. I love them! They can be put in so many dishes, or enjoyed as a healthy snack!