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

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club

Edinburgh Creative Writers Club meets every Monday at 7pm in the convivial basement of The Mad Hatters public house, 8 Torphichen Place, Edinburgh EH3 8DU, near Shandon Place, West End, and Haymarket Station. The Sunday group, Rogue Writers, meet on Sunday afternoons in the back room of Patisserie Florentine…

Mon 29 May

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club Meetup

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Mon 5 Jun

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club Meetup

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Mon 12 Jun

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Edinburgh Creative Writers Club Meetup

  • 19:00 – 22:00
…and 4 more dates until 10 Jul

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 26 Jun

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  • 18:00

Mon 24 Jul

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  • 18:00

Mon 28 Aug

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  • 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 25 Dec