The Huxley

The Huxley
1–3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AE
  • Telephone 0131 229 3402
  • Seasonal times 3am licence during Christmas and Edinburgh Festival period
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 8am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 8am–11.30am, noon–10.30pm.
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
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The Huxley

Quintessential West End bar that pays attention to the details, its huge windows make a great spot for people watching.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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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: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Classic rock
  • Live entertainment: Acoustic sets every second Sunday plus occasional DJs
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 35
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £16 per bottle