Badger and Co

Badger and Co
32 Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AF
  • Telephone 0131 226 5430
  • Opening times Daily 8am–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 9am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 9am–10pm.
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Badger and Co

The Wind in the Willows meets New Town elegance for cocktails and a hearty meal.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Enter through the sparkly willow arch and you’ll find yourself by the riverbank. The former home of Kenneth Grahame, creator of The Wind in the Willows, is now a relaxed but elegant badger-themed bar and restaurant. Choose from bar snacks or a restaurant menu both showcasing seasonal ingredients. Beetroot-cured salmon starts things on a high, paired successfully with horseradish, cornichons and pickled shallot, while a goat’s cheese parcel is elevated by pickled walnuts and spiced pear. The pies are popular here and rightly so; Cullen skink pie is generously filled with smoked haddock, leeks and new potatoes and topped with a wonderfully crunchy Isle of Mull cheddar crumb. Puddings are a little hit and miss though, so an after-dinner cocktail may be preferable. With opulent armchairs and a well-stocked bar, at Badger and Co you too can feel like Toad of Toad Hall.

The List's rating






Ailsa Sheldon visited Badger and Co on 28 January 2019
  • High point: The badger theme is stylish rather than gimmicky
  • Low point: Puddings a little disappointing
  • Notable dish: Cullen skink pie
  • Average price: £23 (lunch); £23 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 12 seated, 30 standing
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Funk and soul
  • Capacity: 65 (16 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £20 per bottle
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