The Black Fox

The Black Fox
17 Albert Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 5HN
  • Telephone 0131 553 2268
  • Opening times Mon–Thu noon–midnight; Fri noon–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–midnight.
  • Seasonal times Festival: open until 3am
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Wed 3–10pm; Thu–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £12 (lunch); £12 (evening meal)
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The Black Fox

Relaxed bar in the heart of Leith Walk with creative cocktails and simple bar food

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This bright and spacious Leith Walk bar aims to mix the best elements of a city centre bar and a local, and for the most part it succeeds. There’s a strong cocktail menu which ranges from classics like Negronis and Old-Fashioneds to a range of more playful tiki-themed cocktails. It's a big space, though, which sometimes works against the bar’s intentions – and it’s not always clear if it wants to be that cosy craft beer hangout or a more commercially focused enterprise. For example, the big screen TVs are there – but they are more likely to be showing a classic movie than the footy. Long-time Leithers may still hold a candle for Priscilla’s, a former occupant of this space, but it's this skulk of little foxes that's the future, offering a high-quality, dependable local.

  • High point: An expansive cocktail menu
  • Low point: The menu isn't hugely exciting
  • Notable dish: bratwurst with peanut butter and bacon
  • Provides: Children's portions, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 80 (up to 10 outside)
  • Open since: 2014
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £14.95 per bottle