Stac Polly Brasserie, Wine and Gin Bar

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Stac Polly Brasserie, Wine and Gin Bar
29–33 Dublin Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6NL
  • Telephone 0131 556 2231
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–2.30pm, 5pm–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–2pm.
  • Average price £15.90 (set lunch)
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Stac Polly Brasserie, Gin and Wine Bar

Renovated bar and brasserie arm of traditional Scottish restaurant offering a decent weekday lunch.

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The brasserie and gin bar above the traditional Stac Polly restaurant offers a modern, stylish lunch or drinks venue, with clean pine furniture and contemporary landscapes on the wall. It’s an attractive choice for parties and groups looking for a reasonable New Town location to gather for drinks with canapés or sharing platters. There's also a full-on offer at lunchtime with some of the same dishes as the restaurant below. Starters include baked filo parcels of haggis on a bed of homemade sweet plum sauce or perhaps a warm pickled beetroot, plum tomato and red onion tarte tatin with goat’s cheese for vegetarians. Hearty diners could try a rump of lamb with rosemary-sautéed potatoes for a main course and to finish, experiment with a bite of Chilled Edinburgh Fog, a glass full of Glayva liqueur, mascarpone cream, honey, meringue and fruit compote.

  • High point: Stylish and comfortable spot
  • Low point: A confused identity doesn't draw in the crowds
  • Notable dish: Venison stew
  • Average price: £15.90 (set lunch)
  • Private dining: Up to 16 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 16
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £19.75 per bottle