Element

Element
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.
  • Email
  • Website www.elementedinburgh.co.uk
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Element

Cocktails, hearty comfort food and a warm welcome on Rose street.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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There are, of course, plenty of pubs on Rose street to choose from, but Element feels a wee bit different. There’s a warm welcome in the lively bar, with a great gin selection and fresh herbs for cocktails. You can sample tasty bar snacks here or venture in to the brightly-lit restaurant behind, with its oversized armchairs and leather couches. Starters are a cut above average; try West coast mussels in a warming Thai broth or caramelised chicory tart with pear, a blue cheese bonbon and a punchy pickled walnut vinaigrette. Mains feature pub classics alongside seasonal dishes like ox cheek with horseradish mash or sweet potato gnocchi. Portions are generous and puddings especially so (if you make it that far). Brunch is available daily with inventive vegan choices and there’s a popular Sunday roast. With reasonably priced drinks and a friendly vibe, Element is worth a try.

The List's rating
6.8

Menu

Cooking

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Ambience

Appeal

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Ailsa Sheldon visited Element on 22 January 2019
  • High point: Cheery staff making great cocktails
  • Low point: Some fusion dishes miss the mark a little
  • Notable dish: Aberdeen Angus ox cheek
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £21 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Indie and upbeat pop
  • Live entertainment: DJs Fri/Sat
  • Capacity: 130
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
  • House wine: £21 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!