Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).
185 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8DZ
  • Telephone 0131 629 1104
  • Bar open Mon 4pm–11pm, Tue 1pm–midnight, Wed/Thu noon–midnight, Fri noon–1am, Sat/Sun noon–midnight
  • Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website
Photo of Monty's

Small pub near Haymarket with a big drinks selection and selection of sharing platters.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Monty’s (formerly Carters Tap) is a decent wee bar which still manages to have a locals feel about it, despite its proximity to Haymarket and the airport tram. A few regulars prop up the bar while the barman climbs up and down a ladder to get to the 60 whiskies and good range of local spirits housed on towering shelves. There are cosy tables tucked away and a more open-plan upper level too. The food is sharing platters and toasties, with an appealing offer of a sharing platter (cheese, charcuterie or mixed) with a bottle of house wine. With eight keg lines, six cask lines plus more bottled beers and ciders, you’re bound to find something to hit the spot.

  • High point: Huge drinks choice for a wee bar
  • Low point: Not hugely welcoming
  • Notable dish: Cheese or charcuterie platters
  • Average price: £13 (lunch); £13 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: Indie/rock
  • Capacity: 30
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £16 per bottle