Edinburgh's pink triangle but also a place where designers, advertising types hang out in the area's many bars and cafes

Local Venues

Cafes & Teahouses

Blue Moon Cafe

Edinburgh's first gay bar, or one of them which helped turned the area into Edinburgh's pink triangle.

Local Restaurants

The Globe

A busy sandwich bar/ deli located close to the prime spots around town. Choose from the myriad of interesting sandwich fillings or from the daily specials board. take away available.

Real Foods

A one stop shop  for natural and ethically sourced products.

The Rapido

Traditional place specializing in fish n chips. Great food and a hot favourite with locals. Popular with late nighters. Good wine list. Ambiance is cozy and cool. Service is also good.


Italian food with well sorted menus. Al fresco eating options in the courtyard and mini menus for kids. Tasty food and great service makes this place quite popular and crowded too.

Cafe Mediterraneo

Cafe Mediterraneo serves a variety of popular Mediterranean dishes.


Well known for its tasty Cantonese dishes, duck meals and seafood delicacies apart from an assortment of vegetarian dishes.


A family run restaurant that serves a variety of popular Greek dishes. Welcoming atmosphere.

Steak Restaurant

Perfect restaurant for the dedicated meat lover at the top of Leith Walk/end of Queen's Street

The Basement

The Basement Bar and Restaurant is a favorite choice of locals and travellers alike. It offers fresh food a carefully chosen wine list. It is well known for its good quality, imaginative food and home-spun cocktails. Book your tables in advance as it remains mostly crowded.

The Outhouse

The Outhouse is a popular bar in the Edinburgh social scene. It is well known for for its BBQs and an impressive wine list that offers something special for everyone.

Treacle Bar

Formerly known as The Baroque, this trendy bar on Broughton Street is an ideal place to relax on your way home. Check out their impressive wine list featuring cask ales, ciders, shooters and wines well complemented by good food.

Barony Bar

Nice place to check out for a pint and a chat with friends sans the loud piped music. The added advantage is its location in one of the most trendy streets in Scotland.

Sala Café - Bar and Restaurant

Sala Café Bar, located at the heart of Edinburgh's Pink Triangle,has always been a huge hit among authentic Spanish food lovers and adventurous gastronome alike!

The street

A stylish bar at Broughton Street flaunts a smart decor and a laid-back milieu. Friendly and professional staff.Quite popular among the young crowd who throng to grab the some of the best bloody marys in town.

Cask & Barrel

A welcoming pub with a friendly and entertaining staff. Tasty home cooked meals and lively milieu.

The Cumberland Bar

Classic New Town bar that oozes refinement and respectability. Fine selection of real ales, a beer garden and some decent nosh. A good place to kick back and while away an hour or several. Ornate Victorian bar with an excellent selection of good ales.

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