Epicurean

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

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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
  • 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