Rascals

Rascals
65–67 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1LS
  • Telephone 0131 556 7387
  • Opening times Daily: noon–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–9pm.
  • Average price £7.50 (Feed me for a fiver lunch deal is one course only £5); £14 (evening meal)
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Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the 2014 edition.

Taking over from The Aspen, South Bridge's new cheeky scamp follows a well-worn path of beer and burgers. Familiar brews are boosted by St Mungo and Innis & Gunn lager on draught, with a mixed daytime crowd and evening punters enjoying cocktail pitchers, half a dozen wines and the occasional shot or bomb. Well stacked burgers dominate an all-day menu and pop up on good value feed-me-for-a-fiver lunchtime offers with a fairly run of the mill supporting cast of wings, goujons and chilli cheese nachos. Scottish with a fiery temper, the Sir Alex burger arrives topped with jalapenos, haggis and whisky sauce, all slightly undermined by the accompanying fries and relish sides. In what constitutes a fairly modest makeover, a range of light wood tables and high stools are organised around the crimson clad central bar in a room that can occasionally veer towards the bare and bright.

  • High point: Good value lunch deal
  • Low point: Room layout rather workaday
  • Notable dish: Burgers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Fairly bland rock and pop
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £12.95 per bottle