9 Edinburgh restaurants with a great bar

Whether you're waiting for a table or fancy a nightcap after your evening meal, choosing a restaurant with a great bar kills two birds with one stone.

The Scran and Scallie in Stockbridge is just one of Edinburgh's many restaurants with fantastic bars (Photo: Shutterstock)

Of course, Edinburgh’s vibrant food scene has plenty of fantastic eateries with equally brilliant bars - here are some of our favourites.

The Devil’s Advocate

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Tucked away between Cockburn Street and the Royal Mile, The Devil’s Advocate is an atmospheric venue with an intimate restaurant upstairs, and a spacious bar on the ground floor.

Visit: 9 Advocate's Close EH1 1ND - devilsadvocateedinburgh.co.uk

The Dome

Even when it isn’t wrapped up with lights for the festive season, The Dome on George Street is a stunning venue for both food and drinks.

Visit: 14 George Street, EH2 2PF - thedomeedinburgh.com

The Scran and Scallie

The Scran and Scallie is Michelin star-holding chef Tom Kitchin’s stylish but relaxed restaurant in Stockbridge, and it has its own cosy bar right next door.

Visit: 1 Comely Bank Road, EH4 1DT - scranandscallie.com

The Bon Vivant

Hidden behind one of the city’s busiest shopping streets, The Bon Vivant on Thistle Street is a charming eatery with a striking rustic bar.

Visit: 51 Thistle Street, EH2 1DY - bonvivantedinburgh.co.uk


Not far from Leith’s popular Shore area, Roseleaf is a cosy restaurant, cafe and bar all in one. Open until 10pm, this place is always popular, but you can enjoy a freshly made cocktail at the bar if you have to wait for a table.

Visit: 23-24 Sandport Place, EH6 6EW - roseleaf.co.uk


Specialising in fine dining, the spacious Timberyard (housed in a former warehouse) has plenty of room for both diners and drinkers. Curled up in front of the fire with a drink in hand here, you might never want to leave.

Visit: 10 Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DS - timberyard.co

Chop House Market Street

One of three Chop House restaurants in Edinburgh, the Market Street location has a lovely bar area for those who’d like just one more cocktail before heading home.

Visit: Arch 15 East Market Street, EH8 8FS - chophousesteak.co.uk

Miss Woo’s

Small but inviting, Miss Woo’s is an Asian street food and cocktail specialist in Leith - and it’s still a relatively well kept secret.

Visit: 7 Bernard Street, EH6 6PW - facebook.com/misswoosedinburgh

Angels Share

Located in the West End, Angels Share’s restaurant and bar are effortlessly glamorous, with chandeliers and dark wood. There’s plenty of space for a drink before or after dinner here.

Visit: 9-11 Hope Street, EH2 4EL - angelssharehotel.com