Harry's Bar & Grill
- Telephone 0131 539 8100
- Opening times Mon–Thu & Sun noon–midnight; Fri & Sat noon–1am.
- Seasonal times Late opening during Edinburgh Festival.
- Bar open Tue–Sun noon–1am. Closed Mon.
- Food served Tue–Sun noon–4pm, 5–10pm. Closed Mon.
- Average price £12 (set lunch); £21.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.harrysbarandgrill.co.uk
Under new ownership, Harry's has brought back their loved dance floor, open until 1am. As well as serving tasty food and drink and blasting good music, Harry's is part of the first social enterprise pub chain in the city, giving a proportion of their profits to young people from difficult or disadvantaged backgrounds.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The latest addition to the Shilling Group stable of bars has turned convivial West End basement bar Harry’s into a versatile hangout which does an agreeable job of appealing to as many constituencies as it can. As a boozy after-work hangout or a place to go and take in a Six Nations game on the big screen, it does the job through a reasonable selection of beers, cocktails, whiskies and gins. As a place to dine, meanwhile, it’s very well recommended, with the raised dining area of leather-seated booths offering a more formal atmosphere. The food is excellent; a salted, delicately battered calamari is served with wasabi and tabasco on the side, while the braised lamb shank is rich and tender. The sturdy homemade beefburger is accompanied by an inventive chorizo ketchup, while a range of Josper-grilled dinner dishes include whole poussin or seabass and various steaks, with an optional half lobster (add £15) on the side.
- High point: For lovers of smoking areas, the space out back is one of Edinburgh's best
- Low point: It's a West End bar with West End prices to match
- Notable dish: Angus beefburger with chorizo ketchup and scamorza chees.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: DJs, but only on some weekend evenings - not regular.
- Capacity: 76
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
- House wine: £18 per bottle