This restaurant has ceased trading.
- 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
- Website www.thevintageleith.co.uk
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
- 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 food13 Nov 2014
Featuring Victoria Henderson, Calum Richardson, Mike Small, Joe Malik and Ruaraidh Skinner
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There is a place for good food in a pub setting - just don't call it a gastropub22 Apr 2013
Tom Kitchin among those involved in new Edinburgh pub openings The Scran & Scallie and The Vintage
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The List Eating & Drinking Guide Awards for 2013 announced18 Apr 2013
Winners of the annual Best Newcomer Awards in Glasgow and Edinburgh
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Six of the Best - Eating & Drinking around Leith11 Jun 2009
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