Ryan's Cellar Bar

Ryan's Cellar Bar
2–4 Hope Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4DB
  • Telephone 0131 226 6669
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 10am–midnight; Fri 10am–1am; Sat 9am–1am; Sun 9am–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Thu 10am–10pm; Fri 10am–10.30pm; Sat 9am–10.30pm; Sun 9am–10pm
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
  • Website www.ryansbaredinburgh.co.uk
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This review is taken from the 2012 edition.

Straddling a corner a few metres from Princes Street’s West End, Ryan’s Bar enjoys a prime location. So, it’s little wonder that it attracts a clutch of regulars and is also a haven for tourists. Pictures of old Edinburgh hang on the walls of the upstairs bar, which boasts an intricately decorated ceiling. There's now a separate restaurant in the basement area majoring in surf and turf (see review in Scottish section), though bar food is served in the main bar, while coffee and snacks are a popular option for the outdoor tables. Look out for local ales from breweries such as Harviestoun, while there's live music in the bar on Thursday evenings.

  • High point: A bar with prominence and character
  • Low point: Rarely a haven of peace and quiet
  • Private dining: 112 in cellar
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Jazz on Sundays 5.30pm–8.30pm
  • Capacity: 200