Trenchtown Caribbean Social Club

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Trenchtown Caribbean Social Club
Trenchtown Caribbean Social Club
4–8 Lochrin Buildings, Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9NB
  • Telephone 0131 623 6786
  • Opening times Daily: noon–11pm.
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–11pm.
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Jerk, rum, rhythm an' tings - a real casual Caribbean experience.

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Vibrant, exotic and all the 'tings' Edinburgh was craving; Trenchtown Social nourishes with hearty Caribbean food and energising dance 'riddims'. Dive into a buttery puddle of plump garlic and chilli BBQ king prawns, or nibble away at the panko-coated fiery fried squid, mellowed by a tangy coriander and lime mayonnaise – each dish a complex layering of spice with scotch bonnet undertones, eased by fresh pineapple or creamy coconut. Next up is the comforting stodge of traditional dumplings dunked into fragrant curried goat, or something a little more refined: the Trinidad-seasoned jerk pork belly on sweet potato mash is heavenly. Of course, if you're struggling with the heat the rum-filled tropical cocktail concoctions will do the trick … the perfect excuse, if one were needed, to sample a dangerously moreish Trenchtini or two. Familiar reggae tunes and colourful Jamaican-inspired graffiti take you to a happier place, all topped off by laidback staff who have the balance just right. The team behind Trenchtown – former owners of Tuk Tuk and current owners of Lancers – clearly know how to generate a buzz. True, there could be a stronger focus on local sourcing but you're in safe hands here.

The List's rating






Ailidh Forlan visited Trenchtown Caribbean Social Club on 2 October 2017
  • High point: Being transported to a Caribbean paradise… without the expense
  • Low point: Wishing there was room to try everything else on the menu
  • Notable dish: Jerk pork belly
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 30 covers
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Reggae/dance/rap
  • Live entertainment: DJ Friday & Saturday nights
  • Capacity: 80
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2017
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £12 per bottle

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