Carriers Quarters

Carriers Quarters
42 Bernard Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6PR
  • Telephone 0131 554 4122
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–2pm; Sat/Sun 11am–1pm
  • Average price £4 (set lunch)
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Deservedly proud of their renowned steak pie, this classic pub (the oldest unaltered one in Leith, dating back to 1785) does a very fine line in simple, hearty pub grub. Alongside the steak pie, which comes with a thick and very rich Belhaven Best gravy, they also serve up a heaped plate of haggis, neeps and tatties as well as toasties, paninis and baked potatoes from a hatch in the front bar, all at very reasonable prices. For non-diners it’s also a welcoming, unpretentious drinking stop, with an unfussy front room and a cosy snug adorned with framed beer ads on bare brick walls and a wood-burning stove, and there is live music on Thursdays and Sundays.

  • High point: The steak pie.
  • Low point: The pies run out quickly when it’s busy.
  • Private dining: Up to 35 covers
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live music on Thu and Sun.
  • Capacity: 55 seating, 120 standing
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 1785 (2006 under current owners)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £11.15 per bottle