The Scran & Scallie

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The Scran & Scallie
1 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1DT
  • Telephone 0131 332 6281
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Sat/Sun 8.30–11am, noon–10pm.
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The Scran & Scallie

The best of Scottish produce expertly prepared in a relaxed neighbourhood eatery.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Stockbridge favourite The Scran and Scallie embodies Tom Kitchin’s nature to plate ethos in a pub setting, albeit one that’s a bit more upmarket than your average city boozer. The set menu and daily specials are dreamed up by new head chef Jamie Knox: a delicious pumpkin soup nestles a perfectly poached egg and a verdant broccoli risotto comes with a tender fillet of coley. Pub classics are given the star treatment here; the steak pie has a bit of a cult following and would definitely get Desperate Dan’s approval. ‘Wee scallies’ have a choice of favourites with chips or smaller helpings of the main menu and there’s even a play area. The local sourcing extends to the bar with an interesting selection of Scottish beers and gins and a particularly extensive whisky list. Settle in, you’re in safe hands at this local spot – you can even bring the dog.

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Ailsa Sheldon visited The Scran & Scallie on 17 January 2019
  • High point: The set lunch is a steal
  • Low point: You'll need to book
  • Notable dish: The Scran & Scallie steak pie
  • Average price: £17.50 (set lunch); £27 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Retro-pop
  • Live entertainment: Folk music on Sunday evenings.
  • Capacity: 125
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 55
  • House wine: £26 per bottle

Reviews & features

Best kid-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh

31 May 2018

Buggies, toys and tots are welcome at these child-friendly cafés, pubs and restaurants

Great for parents with buggies, toddlers with discerning appetites and kids yearning for a play area or pack of crayons, these child-friendly eateries are great for the whole family - no baby sitter required.

Best set lunch menus in Edinburgh

31 May 2018

Places to head for a cheap lunchtime meal

In a good restaurant, there's nothing more satisfying than eating off a set menu that's the same standard as the a la carte, but saves you some buck. Here's a bunch of places with good lunchtime deals in Edinburgh.

Where to eat: new and notable restaurants for the Edinburgh Festival 2013

30 Jul 2013

Blackfriars, Field and The Scran & Scallie are among this year's unmissable foodie highlights

Blackfriars 57–61 Blackfriars Street, Old Town, 0131 558 8684, There’s more than a touch of art school hipness about this stripped-back bar and neighbouring restaurant where a former sous chef to Martin Wishart cooks robust…

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…

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