Paradise Palms

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Paradise Palms
41 Lothian Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HB
  • Telephone 0131 225 4186
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 11am–1am.
  • Seasonal times Late licence at Christmas and Edinburgh Festival – 3am (mostly used at weekends).
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Tue–Sat 12.30–8.30pm. No food Sun/Mon.
  • Average price £7 (lunch); £7 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.theparadisepalms.co.uk

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Good-time cocktail lounge vibe in the heart of student land, where vegetarian soul food has spirit, as do the drinks.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2016 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Paradise Palms’ neon signs, disco balls and cocktail lounge vibe may transport you back to the beautifully tasteless 80s, but there’s nothing flavourless about the menu. Both drinks and food are carefully considered and the staff are passionate about sharing their favourite dishes, hot sauces and drinks. Choosing between the cocktails is a tough job, but is aided by enlightening descriptions. The bright blue Miami Nice is, as the menu promises, like a kiss from Don Johnson and the Buckfast Daiquiri will take your taste buds on a trip. With regular DJs and cabaret nights, this is a party bar for more than just the local students and the vegetarian (and often vegan) menu introduced in early 2016 is a far cry from the rabbit food stereotype. The corn fritters could rival the mighty bacon roll in curing a hangover and the nachos are piled high with fresh salsa and flavour.

  • High point: They even manage to make Buckfast taste good
  • Low point: Food only served until 8.30pm, so get there early
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funky, upbeat tunes
  • Live entertainment: DJs, live bands, monthly cabaret and other one-off events
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 25–30
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £11 per bottle

Event times

There are 14 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

Beat Laundry and Special Guests

Nine-hour Black Friday Beat Laundry special.

Fri 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 4186

FiniTribe

Scottish dance music pioneers mixing post-punk and Krautrock influences with Balearic house beats.

Sat 31 Dec

Free / 0131 225 4186

Paradise Vinyl

Offbeat vinyl selections from in-house curators Percy Main, Andrea Montalto and guests

Sun 1 Jan 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

Sun 5 Mar 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

Sun 2 Apr 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

Percy Main Social Club

Monthly social with Percy Main and pals, with disco tunes, plus boogie and gospel.

Sat 17 Dec

Free / 0131 225 4186

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

Sat 18 Feb 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

…and 2 more dates until 15 Apr 2017

Primitive Painters

A gang of modern day renaissance girls and guys. We are guardians of imagery, artists, designers, makers, philosophers and flappers. Come join us, create. And make something that didn't exist until you made it. Resident on Sunday and Monday at Paradise Palms -purveyors of tropical tipples, titbits exotica and…

Sun 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 4186

Paradise Print Takeover - zine workshop

Sun 18 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 4186

Let's Binge Drink it's Craftmas II

Sun 8 Jan 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 4186

Draw the Line - Figure Drawing - The Girl With the Pearl Earring

…and 3 more dates until 5 Feb 2017 back to top

Primitive Painters: Draw The Line – Girl With A Pearl Earring

A life drawing session based on Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Sun 8 Jan 2017

£15 admits one and includes the ticketing sites admin charge / 0131 225 4186

Primitive Painters: Draw The Line – High Rise

Life drawing session inspired by the work of JG Ballard. Dystoperriffic!

Sun 5 Feb 2017

£15 admits one and includes the ticketing sites admin charge / 0131 225 4186

Primitive Painters: Embellishit – decorating textile

Textile-decorating workshop, with (recorded) musical accompaniment.

Sun 15 Jan 2017

£15 admits one and includes the ticketing sites admin charge / 0131 225 4186

Primitive Painters: Let's Binge Drink it's Craftmas

A festive social in which you're invited to make seasonal things and enjoy a complimentary cocktail. (Don't actually binge drink.)

Sun 22 Jan 2017

£15 admits one and includes the ticketing sites admin charge / 0131 225 4186

Pub Craft Club: Un-wreaths Festive Thread Wrap Hanging

Use thread wrapping to create your own wall hanging, all materials provided.

Tue 13 Dec

Samedia Shebeen

Tropical beats, jazz, funk and world music.

Fri 16 Dec

Free / 0131 225 4186

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

Fri 17 Feb 2017

Free / 0131 225 4186

…and 2 more dates until 21 Apr 2017

ZineFest

Afternoon dedicated to zines, with stalls, prints, and a workshop in zine-making.

Sun 11 Dec

Free / 0131 225 4186

Reviews & features

Paradise Palms announces record shop and label

4 Nov 2015

'When you dig a little deeper you find a wealth of creatives.'

‘You’re not going to find much above ground with Edinburgh Council so lacking in integrity, vision or enterprise but when you dig a little deeper you find a wealth of creatives, performers, artists, makers and musicians.’ One of Edinburgh’s newest…