Rabble Taphouse & Grill

Rabble Taphouse & Grill
55a Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH
  • Telephone 0131 622 7800
  • Opening times Daily 8am–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 9am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.rabbleedinburgh.co.uk
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'Rough luxe' uptown bar-brasserie attracting style-conscious office workers and party-goers with cocktails, beer from copper tanks and low, slow grills.

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Once the home of city-centre stalwart Rick's, this classy bistro has been updated with a chic makeover which reaffirms its stone wall foundations while sprinkling the room with highlights of shiny copper lighting, tall tables and a few tasteful dining zones surrounding a stylish bar. Starters include monkfish scampi which evokes the aromas of a good chippy with a splendid pea and vinegar purée adding zest to three large chunks of breadcrumbed tail meat. The mild and creamy prawn risotto also hits home, laced with spring onion, crispy seaweed and occasional chilli hits. From the charcoal grill, a generous portion of ox cheek is rich and delicately seasoned on a bed of fluffy mash with a sharp juniper berry sauce, while coq au vin is bright and smoky, featuring button mushrooms and chunks of shredded pancetta. Grazers can also opt for a hearty sharing board where chilli brisket and sticky wings are escorted by fries, pork ribs and beer-braised onions. The funky bar serves a wide range of cocktails and quality beers, of which unpasteurised Staropramen straight from the brewery is a tasty thirst quencher.

The List's rating
7

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Malcolm McGonigle visited Rabble Taphouse & Grill on 30 January 2019
  • High point: Fun and funky
  • Low point: Occassional dishes lacking punch
  • Notable dish: Orkney steak burger
  • Average price: £25 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 22 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 10
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz/pop
  • Live entertainment: Djs
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £19.95 per bottle