Nobles Café, Bar & Restaurant
- 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)
- Website www.noblesbarleith.co.uk
One of Leith's best looking pubs, serving good food and full of old-world charm.
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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