Gin specialist based at Cranachan café, open Thu-Sat for cocktails and food with a Scottish embrace.
Housed on the second floor of the opulent shopping centre Princes Square, Juniper is devoted to Scotland’s new favourite spirit, gin. Operating as Cranachan café during the day, keeping shoppers fuelled with coffee, cakes and breakfasts, Juniper takes over on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The food mixes pub grub favourites and Scottish classics, with haggis bon-bons and Cullen skink alongside fish and chips and burgers. There are plenty of homemade flourishes, including a rich jammy onion marmalade for the pâté and herby flat bread for the curry. Gin is naturally the dominant spirit here with a wide selection of Scotland’s finest, including several from the Edinburgh Gin and Eden Mill families. Try them in a classic or signature cocktail from the frequently updated menu or with the wide range of recommended garnishes. Why opt for a boring lemon slice when there are brambles, rosemary or pink peppercorns for your goblet of gin?
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Capacity: 100
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £17.95 per bottle