The Ox

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The Ox
49–51 London Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6LX
  • Telephone 0131 556 9808
  • Bar open Mon–Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–11pm.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–10pm; Sun noon–9pm.
  • Average price £22 (lunch); £22 (evening meal)
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A great local gastropub with an interesting and varied menu.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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When looking for a bite to eat you can pay your money and take your choice on Broughton Street, but The Ox is making a strong claim to be a neighbourhood favourite. With its mezzanine dining area it straddles the gap between pub and restaurant, being neither and both at the same time. The menu focuses on Scottish meat and fish - to the detriment of any veggie diners who hardly get a look in (although there are some veggie options in the bar menu). There's a super popular Sunday roast each week (with a vegetarian option this time) and good tunes on the stereo. The laid-back atmosphere, cheery welcome and extremely friendly staff all add to the home-from-home vibe.

  • High point: Quality cooking and fun atmosphere
  • Low point: Main menu should offer more for vegetarians
  • Notable dish: Crispy squid and whitebait with sriracha mayo
  • Average price: £22 (lunch); £22 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mix classic hits
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 15
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 9
  • House wine: £18 per bottle