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Edinburgh City Guide

UPDATED 17th August 2016

Picturesque, historical, hip and frequently hilarious thanks to the influx of world-class comedians every August at the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh proves you don’t have to leave the UK for a culturally-satisfying city break. The second most-visited city in Britain after London, Edinburgh is a must-see. 

With its gothic architecture, rich history and countless restaurants and drinking dens, bookmark the very best spots at which to eat, sleep, drink and experience the Scottish capital…

 

DRINK AT

Bon Vivant

There’s a relaxed, continental vibe to this restaurant and bar, which offers 44 wines served by the glass, carafe or bottle. There’s an ever-changing cocktail list and a vast selection of Champagnes to boot. Opt for a blind-tasting and discover smaller boutique wines you’ve never tried before.

Visit BonVivant.co.uk

 

 

The Devil’s Advocate

Situated inside an historic Victorian pump house, The Devil’s Advocate is best-known for its eclectic variety of Scottish and world whiskies. If that’s not your thing, the award-winning bartenders will mix you a delicious cocktail that’s sure to hit the spot.

Visit TheDevilsAdvocate.co.uk

 

 

 

Monteith’s

In the heart of the Old Town you’ll find Monteith’s ‘Kitchen and Cocktails'. The bar staff pride themselves on offering a selection of classic tipples alongside unique creations like the Maharaja’s Express – Cardamom-infused Old Raj gin, mango, lime juice, mango chutney, turmeric syrup and egg.

Visit MonteithsRestaurant.co.uk

 

 

Panda & Sons

This whimsically-named hidden bar is a cross between a prohibition-style speakeasy and a vintage barbershop. It’s known for crafty cocktail inventions and recipe tweaks, like the Super Tonic – Caorunn gin, almond syrup, fresh lemon juice, Martini Extra Dry, Angostura Bitters and a dash of tangy tonic water.

Visit PandaandSons.com

 

Voodoo Rooms

Voodoo Rooms blends dining and next-level cocktails with live entertainment (including performers from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), all housed inside a opulent, gilded venue. In other words, it has Saturday night written all over it.

Visit VoodooRooms.com

 

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