No 8 Lister Square

This restaurant has ceased trading.

No 8 Lister Square
8 Lister Square, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GL
  • Telephone 0131 229 4634
  • Opening times Sun–Thu noon—midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am
  • Bar open Sun–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sat noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–3pm, 5–10pm; Sat/Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £10 (lunch); £20 (evening meal)
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No 8 Lister Square

A venue as grand as the surrounding Quartermile, but with a reassuringly personal touch for diners and drinkers alike.

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Walled with glass on two levels and surrounded by flats and offices, No 8 Lister Square is a surprising oasis of calm with comfortable seating and views across the square. Friendly staff welcome locals, students and the after-work crowd to watch sport on large TV screens or get stuck into a game or two of pool. There is frequent live music, a weekly quiz and good offers on a Friday evening. Food wise the main event includes cooking your own steak on a hot lava stone, followed by a chocolate shake with just the right balance of chocolate, milk and ice. If you’re in more of a snacking mood, baked flatbreads are good for sharing with friends as you settle back with a cocktail or too.

  • High point: Cooking your own steak
  • Low point: Finishing it
  • Notable dish: Steak & Shake
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 60 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Various
  • Live entertainment: Live music on Mon, Wed and Thu, quiz on Tue.
  • Capacity: 60 seated (60 outside)
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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