Finn & Bear
A cheery bar by the Water of Leith for drinks, coffee or a bite to eat.
Whether you bag a window seat overlooking the river or a table outside, Finn and Bear seems to get the most sunshine in Leith. Brunch is on until the afternoon, with a fine array of waffles, cooked breakfasts and inventive eggs Benedicts. Later in the day a whisky smoked salmon is delicately flavoured and a tasty potted mackerel has a pleasing buttery lid with bagel chips for scooping. Main dishes let the side down a little; mac and cheese sounds wonderful but lacks some of the promised seafood so there's a lack of flavour. A green bear burger has a falafel-like texture, livened up with contrasting flavours of avocado and pickled onions. At the bar there’s a short but varied wine menu with a good choice of beer and cocktails. For brunch or drinks with friends, Finn and Bear is a sunny choice.
- Private dining: Up to 50 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Easy rock and indie classics
- Live entertainment: Pub quiz every Tuesday
- Capacity: 70 (45 outdoors)
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: Feb 2018
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
- House wine: £18.50 per bottle
Reviews & features
Best breakfast and brunch in Edinburgh14 May 2018
The city's top places for tasty morning treats, from all-day breakfasts to a handy hair of the dog
These are the restaurants, cafés and bakeries that get top marks from us for dishing out good grub from the crack of dawn. Some have been chosen for successfully curing a hangover with their fry ups, some for their healthy, energy boosting dishes and…
Eating & Drinking Guide Awards 2018: Edinburgh winners16 Apr 2018
The List proudly presents the 25th edition of the Eating & Drinking Guide and its 2018 award winners
The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide, published on 18 April 2018 with coverage of almost 1000 food and drink venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow, has announced the winners of its reformatted Eating & Drinking Awards for 2018.