Nobles Café, Bar & Restaurant

Nobles Café, Bar & Restaurant
Nobles Café, Bar & Restaurant
44a Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6RS
  • Telephone 0131 629 7215
  • Seasonal times Festival: later licence
  • Bar open Mon–Fri noon–1am; Sat/Sun 10am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–4.30pm; 5pm–10.30pm.
  • Average price (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
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One of Leith's best looking pubs, serving good food and full of old-world charm.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

This is surely one of Leith’s best looking pubs with its beautiful turquoise, stained-glass, Victorian fixtures and dark wood surrounds. But the management didn’t want to rest on its old-world charms – and it certainly has them in spades. Instead, they have sectioned off a back area into a demure bistro, where once there were sofas for lounging on. The cooking aims for the spot between gastropub and fine dining, which sometimes feels over-ambitious but, overall, the eating – and drinking – experience is a very good one. Their late serving times are worth remembering too – they do food until 10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Brunch is highly recommended – sweetcorn fritters with poached eggs and bacon, brioche French toast with labna and berry compote, or green chilli and chorizo scrambled eggs keep things interesting, and the team of laid-back bar staff will season your Bloody Mary and Bloody Marias just how you like them.

  • High point: Sophisticated, good-looking neighbourhood pub
  • Low point: It’s popular, so drop-ins won’t always get a table at night
  • Notable dish: Scallops ceviche with blood orange, basil and sesame vinaigrette and smoked chilli foam
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 24
  • Open since: 2010
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

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