- Telephone 0131 554 4122
- Food served Mon–Fri noon–2pm; Sat/Sun 11am–1pm
- Average price £4 (set lunch)
- Website www.carriersquarters.co.uk
This review is taken from the 2013 edition.
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