Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen

Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen
81–83 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9AW
  • Telephone 0131 228 6392
  • Seasonal times Open later: Festival and Christmas.
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 9am–1am; Sat/Sun 10am–1am
  • Food served Mon–Fri 9am–10pm; Sat/Sun 10am–10pm
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Innis & Gunn's own brewery bar brings fine food as well as a slew of good beers to Lothian Road.

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If you like beer and food, then the Beer Kitchen is for you – but even if you don’t like beer, you should still go. Appealingly furnished in wood, brick, metal and tile, there’s a large airy bar, cosy booths and a romantic nook in front of the fire. A glass room at the back houses a huge keg of unpasteurised lager waiting to be served and mini kegs filled by the Brew School’s apprentices. The knowledgeable bar staff will let you try a varied host of craft beers from near and far (though mainly from the UK) and if you love one you can take it away in a 2-litre ‘growler’. The menu pairs above-par pub favourites and meaty treats such as barrel-smoked beef with (Innis & Gunn) beers. Or try beetroot-cured smoked salmon with Gunnpowder IPA - who knew! That all said, have a wine if that’s what you prefer; these brewers are passionate but far from precious.

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Megan Welford visited Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen on 5 November 2017
  • High point: Relaxed, efficient service
  • Low point: The 'Gunn' puns can get old
  • Notable dish: Gunnpowder lamb rump
  • Average price: £7 - beer and sandwich deal (set lunch); £18 (dinner)

Located close to the Usher Hall and the Filmhouse, the award winning Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchen offers relaxed casual dining for beer and food enthusiasts looking for drinking and dining experiences that have passion and craft behind them.

The beers on offer are varied and rotational - from fresh, unpasteurised Innis & Gunn beer direct from the brewery, to craft beer offerings from Scotland and the rest of the world. And if beer isn’t your thing, then there is also a well-crafted range of cocktails, hoptails, wines and spirits, to suit all pockets and palates.

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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Acoustic, mellow rock
  • Capacity: 120 (+8)
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

The Beer Kitchen by Innis & Gunn

11 Sep 2015

Innis & Gunn's foray into brew-pubbing proves successful

Lothian Road’s transformation — from crapulent crawl destination to craft beer central — continues, with Edinburgh-based brewer Innis & Gunn’s first foray into brew-pubbing sitting neatly between The Red Squirrel and the Hanging Bat, in more ways than…