The Urban Fox

The Urban Fox
The Urban Fox
19–21 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1QF
  • Telephone 0131 662 6766
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun noon–6pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £20 (evening meal)
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Modern British dining in the heart of studentville (aka Causewayside).

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With its purple and orange décor, trendy lighting and retro-style furniture, this newcomer to the Southside dining scene feels both modern and student-friendly, but their menu is pleasingly more inspiring than the average university-area fare. There's a Mediterranean feel to the food which showcases seafood in a variety of ways and they don’t skimp on portion size either. Starters include crayfish salad with avocado; salt and pepper squid with Sriracha mayo; or an antipasti sharing platter. Mains on the seafood theme include roast salmon fillet and classic fish and chips, but there's no need for carnivores to worry – roast duck breast, twice-cooked pork belly and pan-roasted chicken feature too. The dessert menu is rather wee, as is the wine list, but a glass of house and a fruit crumble will do the trick, right enough. If you're a fan of French Martinis, this one comes with a pineapple twist.

  • High point: Lots of personality
  • Low point: An ambitious menu means a lot of details to get right
  • Notable dish: Twice-cooked pork belly
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 60
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £16 per bottle