Best Gastropubs in Edinburgh

Edinburgh gastropubs have always been featured in the first 10 best gastro pubs in the whole of UK. Impressive menu, good selection of draught ales and generous portions have all made the gastro pubs of Edinburgh quite popular.

Here is our list of some of the must visit gastro pubs in Edinburgh

Amicus Apple

Situated right at heart of the New Town, Amicus Apple offers great views of Edinburgh Castle. A well known place for cocktails and gastro food, Has an award-winning drinks menu and delicious seasonal food.

Indigo Yard

This converted and covered-over courtyard has been transformed into an immensely popular bar and restaurant. The menu is cosmopolitan (Thai, Mexican, French, Italian etc) and the food excellent. Serves lunch, dinner and late supper.


Rick's bar is a favourite with locals and tourists alike in Edinburgh. An elaborate cocktail and wine list that will offer the best.

Starbank Inn

Located on the waterfront of Newhaven, the Starbank offers great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Canny Man

A small traditional and eclectic bar, which serves an array of whisky. The tiny rooms filled with keepsakes and cutlery. No mobile phones allowed. An unusual pub in Edinburgh.

The Doric Tavern

Edinburgh's oldest Gastro Pub Built in the 17th Century that serves really good grub staples and daily specials.Located near the Waverley station and the city centre brings in a fairly diverse mix of tourists, office parties and locals.


Fantastic staff and lively settings make halo a favorite hang out spot in Edinburgh for a smart, groovy crowd. The menu is small, with a good line in urban tapas to go with your drinks. Home made dishes is the main attraction.

King's Wark

An award winning pub, The King's Wark is well known for its massive servings of haddock and chips on offer here among many other reasons!


Negociants is one of the most popular bars among Edinburgh’s student population. It has been a bustling food and drink joint in Edinburgh for over two decades. Convenient outdoor seating, located close to all the major venues and attractions.

Sheep Heid Inn

An 18th- century coaching inn that makes a pleasant stop for a refreshing drink after a walk over Arthur's Seat.

The Caley Sample Room

A welcoming place to savour a range of beer and wine , well complemented by freshly prepared food, The Caley Sample Room pub in Edinburgh is a popular haunt of ale lovers. It serves over 37 wines, 46 speciality beers and a range of ever changing seasonal beers.