The Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter
8 Torphichen Place, Edinburgh, EH3 8DU
  • Bar open Mon–Tue 4pm–midnight; Wed–Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–midnight
  • Food served Mon–Tue 4–9pm; Wed–Sun noon–9pm.
  • Average price £4.95 (one course only; £7.45 with a glass of wine).; £7.50 (one course only)
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An unusual premises in an odd part of town (although the refurbishment of Haymarket rail station and the coming of the trams might enliven the area), the Mad Hatter has taken a small, low-ceilinged, L-shaped room and turned it into a commendably cosy little destination pub thanks to a brightening makeover. The second establishment run by the team behind Tollcross’ versatile local the Cuckoo’s Nest, it does a bit of everything without over-reaching. The cocktail and wine lists are reasonably well stocked and the food menu offers contemporary pub food at not unreasonable prices, while there’s a pub quiz every Wednesday, a for-hire function area and overspill bar called the White Room downstairs, and a very reasonable lunch deal of salad or panini and sides for under a fiver. Local office workers and those commuting from Haymarket might want to take note of its presence.

  • High point: An oasis in an area not well served by bars
  • Low point: So hidden away you might miss it
  • Notable dish: Cumberland sausage with mash and onion gravy.
  • Private dining: Up to 60 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Indie, funk, soul and disco.
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle

Events at this venue

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club

Edinburgh Creative Writers Club meets at 7pm every Monday. Our spin-off group, Rogue Writers, meets every Sunday at 3pm. Most people bring something to read, and the range, subject matter and style/form is wide. We've heard poetry, short stories, short pieces, extracts from novels, ideas etc … and have had discussions…

Mon 28 Aug

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club Meetup

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Mon 4 Sep

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club Meetup

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Mon 11 Sep

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club Meetup

  • 19:00 – 22:00
…and 4 more dates until 9 Oct

Edinburgh Live Music - Let's Go!

If you’re keen to meet new people and like listening to live music in and around Edinburgh, then this group is definitely for you… Have a quick look at our calendar and you’ll see we cater to a wide range of musical tastes including, rock, pop, indie, dance, folk, country, blues, world, jazz and classical. How does…

Fri 25 Aug

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The Sarah Caltieri Band @ The Mad Hatter, Friday 25 August (Free)

  • 20:00

Edinburgh User Experience Meetup

Edinburgh UX meetup invites UX people of all flavours to a monthly meeting of minds – a place to share ideas and indulge in idle banter. Each meeting has general theme - just a suggestion to get things rolling, conversationally speaking anything goes! Whether you be designer, developer, guerrilla, enthusiast or just…

Mon 28 Aug

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  • 18:00

Mon 25 Sep

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  • 18:00

Mon 23 Oct

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  • 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 26 Mar 2018

The Sarah Caltieri Band

Indie pop from Sarah Caltieri.

Fri 25 Aug

Acoustic gig.

  • 20:00 – 22:30