- Telephone 0131 539 8100
- Opening times Mon–Thu & Sun noon–midnight; Fri & Sat noon–1am.
- Seasonal times Festival: open until 3am.
- Bar open Wed–Thu 5pm–1am, Fri–Sat 2pm–3am, Sun 2pm–1am. Closed Mon/Tue.
- Food served Wed– Thu 5–10pm; Fri–Sun 2–10pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
- Average price £16.50 (lunch); £16.50 (evening meal)
- Website harrysedinburgh.co.uk
Now part of the Boda Group of bars, Harry’s is a convivial West End hangout, with some changes on the horizon.
The tag line might have changed to When Harry Met Sofi’s, but really it’s the same ol’ buzzy cavernous basement bar, teeming with a boozed after-work crowd, interspersed with the most energetic of pensioners. Perhaps the appeal is an under-£20 wine list, a box-ticking selection of Scottish and global beers or a well-stocked back bar. Either way, the floor-fillers, cranked up to full volume, are doing their job – and yes, there’s every possibility that 'Uptown Girl' is on repeat. Particularly popular, too, are the monthly singles night and the live bands at the afternoon Sunday Service. Food-wise, it's American-inspired finger food studded with vegan options; mini tacos lack oomph though addictive buffalo cauliflower florets more than make up for it; chunky pretzel burgers and saline fries follow. With a minimalist industrial look, there’s a distinctive diversion from the Swedish fare and homeliness that the Leith community loves at Sofi’s. Though, still in its transition phase, we can expect more to come from Anna and Mike Christopherson.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Cheesy pop
- Live entertainment: 'Sunday Service' 4-7pm weekly changing bands, monthly singles night, Quiz night on last Wednesday of every month.
- Capacity: 76 (14 outdoors)
- Largest group: 180 standing
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
- House wine: £15 per bottle