Edinburgh Food & Drink

Burgers at Boozy Cow

Tried and Tested

In no particular order (and with no time stamps as I mostly had no concept of time all weekend), here’s some of the best food, drink and dancing we experienced last weekend in Edinburgh!

Boozy Cow – amazing burgers, weird deep fried pickles and insane halloumi fries.

Barburrito – Mexican fast food. Nothing to rave about BUT the chips with chorizo and cheese sauce were delicious.

Pleasance Courtyard – tasty haggis hotdogs and an incredible melt in your mouth toasty, with beef, mustard and all of the cheese on sourdough. For all the cheese lovers out there, it’d be e-dam shame to give it a miss, gouda had another one.

NOTE – bar one, (no pun intended) all of the bouncers in Edinburgh were such legends! Why can’t they all be like that😭

Auld Reekie Tiki – the best huggy bouncer, late night dancing and an enormous wooden crocodile.

Bar Barbados – free entry, rum cocktails, great music and dancing until 3am.

The Jazz Club – relaxed jazz vibes and cheap drinks – win win.

Sneaky Petes – small and sweaty but awesome trap music, red stripe and open til 5am – amazing.

We popped in and out of bars on Niddry Street (basically spent the whole time there) including; the Globe Bar (where Jack Barry played), Whistle Binkies, The Hive and a pop up outside spot called Sips in the City.

There’s so much going on everywhere, especially in the big pop up locations like Underbelly Bristo Square and the Assembly – perfect for outdoor drinking!

See below for some additional places, from a list Angie got off a local – handy huh?



Outside festival bars:

⁃ Spiegal tent

⁃ Pleasance

Cocktail bars:

⁃ Bramble

⁃ Tonic

⁃ 99 Hanover street

⁃ Hoot the redeemer

⁃ Panda and sons

⁃ Black dehlia

⁃ Printing press

⁃ The last word

⁃ Lioness of leith

Music/entertainment bars:

⁃ 99 Hanover street

⁃ Voodoo rooms

Dirty burgers:

⁃ Boozy cow

⁃ Feed (organic meat)

⁃ Lioness of Leith


⁃ Civerinos Slice


⁃ Artisan roast broughton street

⁃ Wellington coffee

Hotel bars:

⁃ Printing Press

⁃ Principal Hotel

⁃ The Edinburgh Grand

Late night party bars:

⁃ Nightcap

⁃ Cabaret Voltaire

⁃ Sneaky Pete’s

⁃ Fingers

Wine bars:

⁃ Bon vivant

Cheese and wine places:

⁃ Pickles

⁃ Smith and Gertrude


⁃ Ting Thai caravan


⁃ El Cartel


⁃ Lancers


⁃ 83 Hanover street


⁃ Papii

⁃ Lioness of leith

⁃ Down the hatch (bit further out but proper comfort food)


⁃ Hawksmoor

⁃ Kyloe


Hope you find this handy! Where would you recommend in Edinburgh? 


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