The Vintage

This restaurant has ceased trading.

The Vintage
60 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE
  • Telephone 0131 563 5293
  • Opening times Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri & Sat noon–1am; Sun 11am–midnight.
  • Seasonal times 3am license during the festival
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun 10am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–10pm; Sun 11am–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Wed noon–10pm & Thu/Fri noon–5pm
  • Average price £13 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £13
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The Vintage
Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019/20 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Since opening in 2013 The Vintage has won a host of awards and a reputation as one of the best places to drink and eat in Edinburgh. A joint venture with the Williams Brothers Brewery, this relaxed, friendly bar takes the idea of a gastro-pub and raises the standard with produce carefully sourced from small producers. The grazing menu is a great way to sample lots of delights, such as beer pickled shellfish or the delicately smoky charcuterie, much of which is cured on site. Main courses demonstrate how well simple food can be done: chips are fried twice for extra crispness, and batter for the haddock is made from craft beer. The concise menu caters well for vegetarians, eschewing the usual suspects for dishes like Jerusalem artichoke pithivier. The attentive staff show real knowledge of the dishes, creating a restaurant dining experience in an informal pub settling.

  • High point: Great craft beer and charcuterie
  • Low point: Book in advance: it gets busy
  • Notable dish: Charcuterie
  • Average price: £13 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 20 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: March 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

Reviews & features

Top chefs on their favourite St Andrew’s Day food

13 Nov 2014

Featuring Victoria Henderson, Calum Richardson, Mike Small, Joe Malik and Ruaraidh Skinner

Victoria Henderson – Head chef, Mono, Glasgow Vegan haggis, neeps and tatties For vegan haggis you really are unlimited as to what vegetables you put in. Mushrooms are good as they give it a nice depth and texture, with pulses, oats, onions and…

There is a place for good food in a pub setting - just don't call it a gastropub

22 Apr 2013

Tom Kitchin among those involved in new Edinburgh pub openings The Scran & Scallie and The Vintage

We all love a good pub. Not only are they familiar social spaces but in Scotland we venerate them as stimulating, democratic venues of inexpensive conviviality. When you eat in a pub you eat grub. It’s seen to be elitist – undemocratic, even – to wish…

The List Eating & Drinking Guide Awards for 2013 announced

18 Apr 2013

Winners of the annual Best Newcomer Awards in Glasgow and Edinburgh

With the publication of its Eating & Drinking Guide for 2013, The List announced the winners of its annual Best Newcomer Awards. Selected from restaurants opening in Edinburgh and Glasgow since April 2012, the winners are chosen by the guide's…

Six of the Best - Eating & Drinking around Leith

11 Jun 2009

The King's Wark 36 The Shore, 0131 554 9260 Few things can make a foodie as happy as a portion of homemade fishcakes and frites courtesy of this granddaddy of the Leith eating scene. Oozing olde worlde charm, the Wark's menu boasts everything from…