Smith & Gertrude

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Smith & Gertrude
26 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5AU
  • Telephone 0131 629 6280
  • Seasonal times Late opening during Edinburgh Festival.
  • Food served Tue–Thu 4–11pm, Fri/Sat noon–midnight; Sun noon–9pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price Wine flights £11.50; cheese and wine flights £16. (set evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.smithandgertrude.com
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Quality music, cheese, charcuterie and wine at this laid-back reinvention of the contemporary wine bar.

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Whether you pop in for a quick glass of bubbles and some black truffle crisps on the way home from work or settle in for a few hours with a carefully themed wine and cheese flight, the sophisticated and welcoming Smith & Gertrude will see you right. There’s no rush here - and it’s a good job too, because it will take a while to work through the thoughtfully curated wine list. The list features well-known and less-familiar varieties from around the world, with more than just lip service paid to English producers. Edinburgh-sourced charcuterie and cheese boards (and even some locally made chocolates) make trusty accompaniments to your chosen tipple. This is a classy spot to have on your doorstep, but it’s also well worth travelling for.

  • High point: There's nowhere else quite like it
  • Low point: You'll never work your way through the whole wine list
  • Notable dish: Wine flight + paired cheese
  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Customer's choice on the record player
  • Capacity: 47
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
  • House wine: £20 per bottle

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