44 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, EH8 9JP
  • Telephone 0131 662 8741
  • Seasonal times Festival: 3am license
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 12.30pm–midnight
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
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Traditional pub, popular for its buffalo burgers, guest beers and live screenings of sporting events.

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The Greenmantle is a student pub if ever there was one. It's known for three things: the burgers, the beer and the quiz nights. Starting from the top, the burgers are buffalo all the way, with the meat coming from The Buffalo Farm in Kirkcaldy (although vegetarians are well catered for with halloumi/mushroom options). There are also hot dogs and the obligatory side of nachos to choose from. For beer there is a strong range of cask ales on tap, and as prices are low and choices are wide you get a lot quite a lot of bang for your buck. Get there early on a Monday to take part in the infamous quiz league – it’s a tiny wee place, so you'll have to stake out your territory from the moment you step through the door.

  • High point: Good beer selection
  • Low point: Can be cramped
  • Notable dish: Buffalo cheeseburger
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Saturday night acoustic sets, Monday night quiz
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14 per bottle

Reviews & features

Bar crawls: Edinburgh - The Prudent Student

18 Nov 2011

A cheap and cheerful crawl from Marchmont to Grassmarket

I have a confession to make. I’ve never really been much of a bar crawl sort of gal. The idea of systematic drinking (vb. to lash, I suppose) with a bunch of overgrown rugby boys, with their girlfriend’s underwear on as outer wear, has never really…