The Compass

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The Compass
44 Queen Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH6 7EX
  • Telephone 0131 554 1979
  • Opening times Sun–Thu 10am–11pm; Fri & Sat 10–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Thurs 10am–midnight; Fri–Sat 10am–1am; Sun 11am–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 10am–10pm.
  • Average price £6.50 (soup and sandwich); £19 (evening meal)
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The Compass Bar

Homely neighbourhood bar, sustaining locals from breakfast through to dinner.

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Recently under new management, this convivial Leith pub features an old-style long bar just begging to be sat at, a cosy wood-burning stove, exposed brick and comfy window seats. It’s proudly family (and dog) friendly too. As an all-day local it has its own rhythm: regulars propping up the bar throughout the day, nearby office workers popping in for lunch, parents taking time out over a mid-afternoon coffee and sports fans in for the big match at the weekend. Craft beers are well-represented by the likes of Beavertown, Five Points and Anchor Brewing and the food menu delivers competent pub grub staples such as fish and chips, pie of the day and a weekend breakfast. A recent extension split the space – as well as the bar, there’s a more restaurant-style room through the back, all of which ensures this homely neighbourhood bar appeals to all sorts of people for all sorts of occasions.

  • High point: Proudly family and dog friendly
  • Low point: Big screen TVs on during the day
  • Notable dish: Pie of the day
  • Average price: £6.50 (soup and sandwich); £19 (dinner)

Comfortable bar and restaurant located in the heart of Leith, Edinburgh. Delicious food and drinks breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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  • Private dining: Up to 60 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: sixties mix
  • Live entertainment: Local bands on Fridays
  • Capacity: 90
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2004 (2009 under current owner)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £16 per bottle