The Huxley

The Huxley
1–3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AE
  • Telephone 0131 229 3402
  • Seasonal times Festival and Christmas: 3am licence
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 8am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–11.30am, noon–10.30pm.
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The Huxley

A colourful West End bar with an American diner inspired menu.

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Vast Georgian windows provide a peaceful place to sit and people watch on this busy West End corner. Looking inward, there are contrasts aplenty as cowhide-lined chairs sit beside tweeds and orange leather bench seats. Screens show subtitled news, giving this modern bar the essence of an airport lounge; fitting, as the menu transports you Stateside for burgers, dogs and wings. The kitchen is shared with Kyloe upstairs – unfortunately though knowledge of product sourcing doesn’t filter through. The burger is well seasoned and juicy and the classic with cheese is comforting and pleasantly evocative. Skin-on fries are hand-cut and crispy, with salads and superbowls (under 500 calories) balancing the meat-heavy offering. The taps host a different selection of beer from the usual offerings, however without the excitement of a craft beer focus.

  • High point: Clear effort to introduce a healthier alternative to pub grub …
  • Low point: … but clearer descriptions are needed and veggies are neglected
  • Notable dish: Skin on fries
  • Average price: £12 (lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Lounge Jazz
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16 per bottle