Lady Libertine

Lady Libertine
25 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
  • Telephone 0131 322 1020
  • Bar open Ground Floor café: Mon–Sun 8am–midnight. Basement bar: Sun–Thu noon–1am; Fri/Sat noon–3am.
  • Food served Ground Floor café: Mon–Sun 8am–midnight. Basement bar: Sun–Thu noon–1am; Fri/Sat noon–3am.
  • Email
  • Website www.ladylibertine.co.uk
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Lady Libertine

Two floors of music, cocktails, wine and food from the Bon Vivant family, all tucked into a beautifully preserved building in St Andrew Square.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Art deco glamour and Levantine food may not be natural bedfellows, but in new city centre venture Lady Libertine the pairing meets the high standards diners have come to expect from the Bon Vivant group’s other venues. Split over two floors in a corner of the Edinburgh Grand, this locally led addition to St Andrew Square feels far removed from the bustle of the city centre. Ground floor and basement levels both have a different feel and menu, with a shared design and culinary theme. The bright, airy ground level café bar offers breakfast, all-day mezze and sweets that can be coupled with either a coffee, cocktail or glass of wine. In contrast, the basement bar, dripping in jewelled wallpaper and geometric pattern, offers a more extensive mezze menu including larger portions to share, and flatbreads and kebabs. Wonderfully smoky baba ganoush is particularly delicious, as is a generous falafel flatbread, while interesting cocktails are prepared with skill and more than a little panache – all in, a brilliant way to while away a few gastronomic hours in the centre of town.

The List's rating
7

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Helen Bashforth visited Lady Libertine on 20 February 2019
  • High point: Setting and finger-friendly food are perfect for a post-work drink
  • Low point: Not ideal if you don't like sharing
  • Notable dish: Baba ganoush
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £12 (dinner)
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Weekend DJs and live music
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 30 (in The Strong Room)
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £20 per bottle

Reviews & features

Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2019: Edinburgh winners

16 Apr 2019

The List's annual food and drink award winners in Edinburgh include The Little Chartroom, Nauticus and Stuart McCluskey

The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide has announced the winners of its Eating & Drinking Awards for 2019. With the publication of the guide's 26th annual edition, ten venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow have been highlighted by the reviewers…