Cocktail bar and diner from the Fife-based Eden Mill distillery and brewery, with bottle shop and gin classes.
Jax comes to the ground floor of the Princes Square complex courtesy of the Eden Mill group, picking up the shopping trade during daylight and then welcoming evening revellers after hours. There’s an irresistible cocktail menu – with the Fife distillery's favourites all in place. From St Andrews With Love is the pick of the gin-based options – a fusion of mint, raspberries, sugarcane, lime and ginger beer matched with the signature Love Gin. The dangerously moreish Pink Russian has raspberry vodka, Kahlúa and Tequila Rose layered with double cream and milk, and topped with confectionery. The party atmosphere is undeniable, the playlist is a parade of disco, with weekend DJs upping the ante. With such a strength in the mixed drinks department, it’s a hard act for the food to follow. Steaks are impressive here, while a selection of small plates such as popcorn prawns, tacos, bonbons, chorizo croquettes, tend towards the fried nibbles-with-drinks variety, a supporting role to the stars of the show here – the drinks.
- Private dining: Up to 30 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Disco and pop
- Live entertainment: DJs at weekends
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: November 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £17.50 per bottle