The Register Club
On the fourth floor of The Edinburgh Grand, this cocktail bar evokes the atmosphere of a private members' club in a stunningly refurbished building.
The state of the world right now encourages nostalgia for a simpler era. For a time when bankers were simply benevolent old duffers, divvying up the city from the board room on the fourth floor of the National Bank of Scotland. But now that board room is a wood-panelled lounge bar, painstakingly restored and open to all. (But when a glass of wine costs upwards of £7.50, it’s a reminder that divisions still exist.) Champagne, whisky and cocktails are the (standing) order of the day but the food won’t break the bank. Careful sourcing goes into high-class comfort food such as oven-baked cheese with garlic and thyme, crab melt, smoked venison tartare and charcuterie. There is table tennis in the committee room should the historical club tipples not impede your play, and phones are discouraged throughout (hurrah!). Brunch looks good and honestly, it’s worth going in for the staircase alone.
- Private dining: Up to 60 covers
- No. overnight rooms: 53
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Jazz covers
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
- House wine: £29 per bottle
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