Wings

Wings
5–7 Old Fishmarket Close, Edinburgh, EH8 9BZ
  • Telephone 0131 629 1234
  • Food served Mon 4–11pm; Tue–Sun noon–11pm.
  • Average price £15 (lunch); £15 (evening meal)
  • Website wingsedinburgh.com
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Chicken wings all ways in one of Edinburgh's most fun food experiences.

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Leave your dignity at the door. As you enter Wings, greeted by C3PO (not the real one), you feel sort of like you're walking back into the sixth form common room circa 1995 after a fly joint in the pre-lunch period. Maybe it’s just because All Saints are playing in the background. Sit at manga montage-covered tables among pop sci-fi artwork, students, Spanish tourists and tech bros in baseball caps. There’s no mucking about: chicken wings in polystyrene bowls, instant service. Drinks: cheap cans, beers (Black Isle on draft) and shakes (including alcoholic, like Oreo cookie and spiced rum). There is the odd side dish, but that’s not the point. Choose your wings dry or from a deluge of sauces, grouped under bbq, fresh (a vague nod to salad dressings), sweet, and boozy. Man vs Food fans can take their place in the Hall of Flame by completing the Suicide Challenge which turns the heat, and meat, sweats up to 11. Never ever say you weren't warned and attempt at your own risk – the prize the eternal respect of your Wings men, and women.

  • High point: Channelling your inner Man vs Food
  • Low point: Trying to suck sauce off your fingers with style
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: 80s & 90s pop
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: none
  • House wine: none per bottle