1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD
  • Telephone 0131 220 6666
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sat 10am–1am.
  • Average price £12 – from bar snacks menu (lunch); £12 – from bar snacks menu (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.gandvhotel.com
Photo of Epicurean

Bar G&V provides guaranteed sophistication and downright delicious cocktails.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This bar makes mixology an art – quite literally. The drinks list is inspired by watercolours (and yes, the menu does come with a complimentary paintbrush). Sadly, Sex on the Beach is off the menu – you won’t find traditional cocktails here. Instead, there is a range of bespoke drinks inspired by botanical Europe, like Lavender Fields and the Apple Jar. The tapas menu offers a selection of Mediterranean-inspired bar bites, such as calamari, chorizo and zucchini frites. The sharing boards are your basic meat and cheese varieties, but prove yet again that simplicity done well is always a good thing. This is an upmarket bar with a first-rate drinks menu – a perfect start to a night at next door's hit Italian Cucina, or simply to be enjoyed on its own.

  • High point: Exceptional cocktails
  • Low point: Tapas portions are a little small
  • Notable dish: Meat board
  • Average price: £12 – from bar snacks menu (lunch); £12 – from bar snacks menu (dinner)
  • Private dining: A private room can be booked through the hotel
  • No. overnight rooms: 136
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live DJs 6 - 12 on Saturdays
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2009
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £21 per bottle
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, more advice).
URGENT: You must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.