The Fountain

The Fountain
131 Dundee Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH11 1AX
  • Telephone 0131 229 1899
  • Seasonal times 3am licence during August, Christmas and New Year
  • Bar open Mon–Wed 10am–midnight; Thu–Sat 11am–1am; Sun 11am–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9.20pm.
  • Average price £11 (set lunch); £19.75 (evening meal)
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Popular dining pub with a snazzy countenance and decent beers, perfect for a pre or post-movie meal.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Part of the Shilling Group , The Fountain is an ex-John Barras pub that’s gone all Farrow and Ball, with an airy and unfussily stylish bar area and a darker, snugger dining room. There’s some decent beers to choose from, both on tap and by the bottle, plus a smattering of cocktails, but the bar doesn’t quite have the geekish know-how that some more specialist joints offer. What it does have is a popular menu, doing the pan-global gastro-pub thing, so a tagine, a laksa and a steak and chips might share a tabletop. Some dishes are a little odd – a risotto made with long grain rice just seems weird these days, and a ham hock terrine served without bread but with butter is, well, missing something – but there’s decent ingredients used, and it shows, especially in a glorious (and enormous) beef shin pie.

  • High point: Plenty of excellent drinks to pick from
  • Low point: Service can get muddled on a busy night
  • Notable dish: Beef shin pie
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Relaxed soul and R&B
  • Capacity: 72 (15 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 16
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £17 per bottle