Veeno

Veeno
76 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2NN
  • Telephone 0131 225 3239
  • Bar open Sun–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Average price £5 for panino and a drink (set lunch); £12 (evening meal)
  • Website www.theveenocompany.com
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Sicilian-focused wine bar with a café feel. Plates and platters to share, friendly service and free aperitivo through the week.

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Veeno is one of a fast-growing chain of Italian wine bars – but don’t let that (or the slightly dated, eighties décor) put you off. Based around the beloved Italian tradition of aperitivo (bars offering free snacks with after-work drinks which both staves off hunger pangs and makes sure things don’t get too messy), they import their own wine from Sicily and offer a range of simple but generous sharing platters. There’s free aperitivo on week nights and serious creds to a waiter who confidently recommends the house red as ‘representing the best of what we have to offer’ – all in, Veeno is just the thing for a picky nibbly chatty night with friends.

  • High point: The house red
  • Low point: Slightly outdated décor
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £14.50 per bottle