Industrial hipster does smoky cocktails, fat burgers, and the thinnest pizzas known to man.
Foundry 39 is a cavernous space made cosy with slouchy brown leather seating, atmospheric lighting, and unfailingly generous service. The menus, which are printed to look and feel like broadsheet newspapers, announce themselves as the happiest in town, and they are certainly working hard to keep city centre diners and drinkers happy. From midweek cocktail deals to bargain express lunches, affordable eating and drinking options form the backbone of the Foundry’s identity and keep customers coming back. The dishes themselves offer more than your average bar meal. The white pizza (the traditional tomato base replaced with extra cheese) comes topped with tender, beautifully seasoned wild mushrooms and a heap of sharp rocket. It’s a winner, as is the interesting range of bar snacks, especially tangy avocado and sweetcorn tacos and sumptuous halloumi fries. Their brunch, rarely a bargain in Edinburgh these days, is also worth keeping on your radar.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: funk and soul classics
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: July 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 8
- House wine: £19 per bottle