The Auld Hoose

The Auld Hoose
The Auld Hoose
23–25 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9QN
  • Telephone 0131 668 2934
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended late licence
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–12.45am; Sun 12.30pm–12.45am.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–9.30pm; Sun 12.30–9.30pm.
  • Website www.theauldhoose.co.uk
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Traditional beer-focused pub with legendary hardcore/metal/punk jukebox and equally legendary nachos.

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One thing’s for sure, if you eat at the Auld Hoose, you won’t leave hungry. Towers of their sharing nachos are both a meal and a challenge – as the piled-high plate layered with chips, guacamole, chilli, cheese and sour cream is set down on your table it feels like a gauntlet has been thrown down. For every meat dish on the menu, there’s a vegan or veggie equivalent. Vegan hot dogs are just as juicy and satisfying as their meat-based counterparts, piled high with whatever toppings you fancy including vegan cheese, onion rings and sweet chilli sauce. The crispy falafel burger paired with spicy vegan chilli makes a messy but delicious feast, all with a side of addictive skinny fries. A solid rotation of guest ales and craft beers are available on tap and the jukebox still packs one of the finest metal, punk and rock collections in the city.

The List's rating
7.4

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Suzy Pope visited The Auld Hoose on 20 June 2019
  • High point: Vegan food just as dirty and delicious as its meaty counterpart
  • Low point: Massive portions are becoming unfashionable in the no-waste era
  • Notable dish: Sharing nachos piled so high they might topple
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Metal, punk and hardcore rock on jukebox
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: No reservations
  • Open since: 1865
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle

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