The Printing Press
- Telephone 0131 240 7177
- Opening times Daily: noon–10.30pm.
- Seasonal times Bar open till 2am during August
- Bar open Mon–Sun 11.30am–1am.
- Food served Mon–Sun 7am–10am.
- Pre-theatre times early dining menu runs from noon–6pm daily
- Pre-theatre price £15.95
- Website www.printingpressedinburgh.co.uk
Lively and classy George Street venue with a commendable focus on good food and good times.
The menu at this elegant George Street hotel-restaurant-bar is promising in its simplicity: three starters each of meat, veg and fish with the same again for mains, along with some steaks and burgers. A tiny starter of crab salad with fennel, radish and lime is fresh and zesty, but confit duck with Asian slaw and soy dressing is a rather soggy, salty mound of shredded meat and carrot. A pork chop with bacon, spelt and crispy kale is full of flavour; roast plaice with capers is let down by a burnt brown butter and the needless addition of a second fish. Drawing on the attached hotel for much of its business, this place buzzes on a busy night but can feel a little soulless at other times. The drinks list is extensive with a cocktail menu inspired by the building’s literary past (apparently Robert Burns used to drink here) and prices reflect its prized George Street location.
The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a late bar serving food and drink till 1am.
Housed in a Georgian townhouse on George Street, The Printing Press pays homage to the capital’s rich literary heritage whilst offering relaxed dining in an elegant, all-day restaurant that champions seasonal, Scottish produce. The Printing Press has been developed by one of London’s most respected restaurateurs, Des McDonald.
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- No. overnight rooms: 249
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Lounge and covers
- Live entertainment: Acoustic guitar over Sunday lunch
- Capacity: 160 (15 outdoors)
- Largest group: 84
- Open since: October 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 29
- House wine: £20 per bottle