- Box office 0131 661 8198
- General enquiries 0131 661 8198
- Bar open Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am.
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 12.30–10pm.
- Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
- Website www.theregentbar.co.uk
Dog and straight-friendly gay pub with a great selection of real ales, bottled beers and quality pub grub.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The Regent is a comfortable pub. It’s the kind of place you could happily lose an afternoon ensconced in one of the deep sofas reading your book or surfing the web on the free wifi. Describing itself as a real ale gay pub, there are four real ales on tap, two of which rotate to accommodate guests. There’s also a broad selection of bottled beers, ciders, wines by the glass and non-alcoholic options. Grub comes in the form of quality pub eating. All the standards are well represented with options for vegetarians and vegans plus a selection of daily specials including fresh soup, tarts and curries. The portion of nachos is sizeable, scrumptious and arrives smothered in cheese, cream and guacamole. Sticky toffee pudding is surprisingly light and moist, delicately spiced with a gooey sauce and perfect when washed down with a great cup of coffee.
- High point: Comfy sofas might make it hard to ever leave
- Low point: A little off the beaten track
- Notable dish: Nachos!
Edinburgh's gay real ale pub. Relaxed and comfortable, The Regent is not the archetypal gay bar. It has been voted Edinburgh Pub Of The Year in both 2008 & 2010 by the Campaign for Real Ale. Food is available all day until 10pm and dogs are welcome, though unfortunately due to the alcohol license, children under 5 years are not allowed.
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- Private dining: 40 (drinking only)
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2003
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £11.90 per bottle
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