Where to drink?
Good pubs near the Pleasance
9a Holyrood Road. Location
Previously the Holyrood Tavern, now refurbished with a number of wall-mounted beer taps, a shed load of real ale and craft beer; great food and friendly staff. Check out the smallest kitchen ever (mibbe). Produces great burgers too.
143 Cowgate. Location
Popular craft beer Nirvana at Cowgate.
Near Lothian Road venues and the College of Art
105 Lauriston Place. Location.
Small but sells a great selection of beers, get in quick for the sofa!
The Hanging Bat
133 Lothian Road. Location.
Barbecue food (hot dogs and pulled pork) and lots and lots of good quality craft beer on constant rotation on draught. Note: they don’t sell pints but schooners (2/3rds of a pint).
21 Lothian Road. Location
Good food and another wall of tasty draught beers
182-184 Morrison St. Location
Good mix of beer
Near Leith Walk venues
7-8 Elm Row. Location
Newly opened, selling a great selection of craft beer, plenty of good quality spirits as well as another dinky kitchen selling food which is all the rage at the moment, i.e. gourmet hot dogs, sliders etc
81-85 Broughton St. Location
1-3 Cumberland St. Location
Where to eat?
Near Lothian Road /West-end venues
90-92 Lothian Rd. Location
(reviewed here) Tapas style Japanese yakatori food.
26 William Street. Location
Great beer selection and good food served in mugs.
9 Randolph Place. Location
Wine bar with an immense array of wines by the glass. Good food and helpful staff.
Near Cowgate and Royal Mile venues (and The Pleasance)
Michael Neave Kitchen and Whisky Bar
21 Old Fishmarket Close. Location
Hidden restaurant off the busy Royal Mile. Excellent lunch menu.
267 Canongate. Location
Excellent fine-dining and great location. Lunch deal is good.
Where to stay?
Near Lothian Road / West-end venues
70-72 Grove Street. Location
Excellent boutique hotel, centrally situated with easy access to Haymarket Railway Station.
2 Corstorphine Road. Location
5 star rated bed and breakfast. Friendly and informative host, plush accommodation and easy access to Edinburgh city centre and surrounding areas.
7 Clifton Terrace. Location
Budget but high standard accommodation situation directly across from Haymarket Railway Station. Check LateRooms for up-to-date rates.
The Original Raj Hotel
8 West Coates. Location
Basic hotel, more of a bed & breakfast/hostel. Set in quiet area and handy for bus in and out of Edinburgh. Cheap (check LateRooms we did!)
Out of town
Laird and Dog
1-5 High Street. Location
Another LateRoom’s favourite. Located in Lasswade but only a 15-20 min bus journey into Edinburgh. Good basic accommodation, bar (which sells a couple of local real ales) and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on site.