The Salisbury Arms

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The Salisbury Arms
58 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AD
  • Telephone 0131 667 4518
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 11am–11pm; Fri/Sat 11am–midnight; Sun noon–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9.30pm.
  • Average price £12 (set lunch); £25 (evening meal)
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Spacious gastropub with a warm, homely interior and a beer garden with views of Arthur's Seat.

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The Salisbury Arms manages to be both a local and a destination. A recent refurbishment sees comfy seating and painted wooden panelling adding up to a clean, calm, approach that is traditional with a modern twist. There’s a good selection of whiskies, real ales and 26 wines by the glass. If you wish to eat, tuck into mains like beer-battered line-caught cod, or why not skip straight to the good bit and share a house selection of desserts? With a decent fixed-price lunch, Tuesday quiz, well-drilled staff and a fantastic outdoor space, the Salisbury does a good job of serving an area of town that’s not particularly well-supplied with laid-back local bars that tick a lot of boxes.

  • High point: The house sharer dessert
  • Low point: Can be noisy near the front private dining area
  • Notable dish: Beer-battered line-caught cod
  • Average price: £12 (set lunch); £25 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 14 downstairs, 72 upstairs
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Tue quiz night plus occasional acoustic bands.
  • Capacity: 110 dining + 50 bar
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 26
  • House wine: £16 per bottle