- Telephone 0131 332 1232
- Opening times Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri–Sun noon–1am.
- Bar open Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
- Food served Mon–Wed noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Thu–Sun noon–10pm.
- Average price £15 (lunch); £20 (evening meal)
Pocket-sized and convivial Stockbridge bar serving quality small plates with a cracking wine list.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
This place is mobbed most nights, proving there was definitely a gap in the market for a smart wine bar doing international tapas in Stockbridge. Locals slink into the narrow, mauve room, keeping its ten tables busy and the atmosphere lively. Twenty well-picked European and New World wines are available by glass or carafe, (£4–£11.90), but it’s a shame not to sample the food too. Hand-cut chips with aioli, or baba ganoush with tortilla toast keep the wolf from the door, or there’s a sliding scale of bites (haggis bonbons with whisky marmalade, salt and pepper calamari toasts), bowls (Thai prawn curry, halloumi and cashew pomegranate tabbouleh) and plates (sea bream with courgette fritters, beef fillet with parmesan and basil oil, from over-the-road butcher, George Bower). The small space feels cosy and bustling, rather than cramped; a neat trick pulled off by the combination of a mirrored wall, soft lights and cheerful staff.
- High point: Red wine with a Sunday roast
- Low point: On busy nights they might need your table back
- Notable dish: Roast pheasant with white pudding, pancetta, beetrtroot crisp and blackberry jus
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Everything from the Ronettes to Take That to Chris Rea
- Capacity: 30 indoors (12 outdoors)
- Largest group: 10
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
- House wine: 500ml carafe £12 per bottle