A colourful West End bar with an American diner inspired menu.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The Huxley’s huge windows dominate its little corner and at first glance everything is as you’d expect from a West End bar – a little bit glitzy, a little bit glam, a little bit Friday night. While the menu’s current focus on burgers and dogs seems at odds with the surroundings, sharing a kitchen with sister restaurant Kyloe means good meat – crumbly, well-seasoned burgers that hold their own against a heavy load of toppings. (And watch out for a menu update planned for the spring.) With rooms upstairs, they open early for a busy breakfast service which is popular with tourists and locals alike. Brews like Schiehallion and Angry Orchard cider make an appearance at the taps and there’s a short but classy cocktail list. Are there more cutting-edge bars in town? Sure, but the Huxley knows its stuff and does its stuff well.
- High point: Friendly, good-looking West End bar …
- Low point: … which doesn't hold a lot of surprises
- Notable dish: Notorious P.I.G
- 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