Badger and Co
- Telephone 0131 226 5430
- Opening times Daily 8am–1am.
- Bar open Mon–Sun 8am–1am.
- Food served Mon–Sun 8am–10.30pm.
- Average price £21 (lunch); £21 (evening meal)
- Website www.badgerandco.com
Kenneth Grahame was born here, so what could be more fitting than a bar dedicated to badgers and co?
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]
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi