Gin71 in Edinburgh's West End offers an impressive gin-based cocktail menu and a juniper-themed dining menu using Scottish produce.
Capital-dwelling gin lovers can now rejoice, as Glasgow’s Gin71 has expanded east to a new location on South Charlotte Street. Named after the number of gins it serves, the gin menu is split into sections according to flavour, and the knowledgeable staff are happy to help if you’re struggling to choose. A Martini mixed with Gin Mare and garnished with rosemary has a beautifully crisp, herbaceous flavour, while the more autumnal tasting Orkney Mikkelmas gin is garnished with orange peel and peppered ice cubes, and is topped with ginger ale for extra kick. Gin even appears on the food menu in the form of gin-cured salmon and gin-inspired breads, while a matching gin cocktail pairing is available with tasting menus.
- High point: Free popcorn!
- Low point: Big room to fill
- Notable dish: Gin Martini
- Music on stereo: Smooth jazz
- Open since: 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
- House wine: 17 per bottle