Black Ivy

Black Ivy
4 Alvanley Terrace, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, EH9 1DU
  • Telephone 0131 564 1901
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 7am–1am.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun 7am–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 7am–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website weareblackivy.com
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Black Ivy

An attractive bar that pleases a varied crowd, offering classics done well.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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A transformation of the former Links Hotel and Bar, Black Ivy is a welcome addition to Bruntsfield. Popular with locals during the week and drawing groups from further afield at the weekend with live music and jazz brunches, the leafy bar makes good use of mixed materials to offer stylish surroundings, while the work space that doubles up as a ping pong table in the evening gives a cheeky wink to hipster culture. The kitchen isn't trying to win any prizes for innovation with fish and chips, burgers and steak pie, but they do these crowd-pleasers well. Two bars service all the current trends; flavoursome cocktails (with clever monikers of course), perfect gin serves with premium tonic and bespoke garnishes and a nice variety of wine and bubbles. Beer aficionados also enjoy a good selection between the fridges and taps, including Innis & Gunn tank serves for maximum freshness.

The List's rating
7

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Cat McCabe visited Black Ivy on 7 March 2018
  • High point: Smooth, friendly service
  • Low point: Prawn cocktail needs more prawn and more cocktail
  • Notable dish: Sticky steak and roasted beetroot salad
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £19 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 33 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 22
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Live music Fri/Sat; jazz brunch Sun afternoon.
  • Capacity: 110 (30 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 33
  • Open since: Nov 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 17
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Events at this venue

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The Festival Showcase at Black Ivy

A Black Ivy Production A taste of the Fringe comes to Bruntsfield in true Black Ivy style. Cabaret with a complimentary cocktail and our pick of the best of the Fringe. Arrive early, doors open from 9pm. Further details available at: weareblackivy.com/events/.

Sun 4 Aug

The Stage

£15 / 0131 564 1901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 7 Aug

The Stage

£15 / 0131 564 1901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 11 Aug

The Stage

£15 / 0131 564 1901

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 21 Aug

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