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 8am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 10am–10pm, Fri–Sun 8am–10pm.
  • Average price £21 (lunch); £21 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.badgerandco.com
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Badger and Co

Kenneth Grahame was born here, so what could be more fitting than a bar dedicated to badgers and co?

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

Castle Street further swells the ranks of the capital’s mammalian-monikered hostelries with the opening of Badger & Co, in a building which was the birthplace of Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame. Despite what the sign says, the feel is definitely much more Mr. Toad than Badger, a roguish gentility pervading throughout. While the refit is a fairly restrained affair, the palette mainly white and riverbank green, there are splashes of vibrant colour and plenty of tongue-in-cheek fixtures too. A fine selection of cocktails follows in the same vein, while food comprises British classics with an element of modernity; think ox tongue with a horseradish bon bon. A private dining room (Toad would no doubt approve) also boasts the promise of whole roast beasts for its patrons. Let’s just hope it isn't anyone Badger knows… [not open for full review at time of going to press]

  • Private dining: 12 seated, 25 standing
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Upbeat contemporary music
  • Capacity: 240 (25 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 50
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £18 per bottle