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Why not make your festive shopping a little bit easier this season by popping down crafty Candlemaker Row for some alternative retail independent shopping? You can stop at the Oz bar or Under The Stairs Bistro for refreshment and also grab the best selfie in Edinburgh with the Castle as your backdrop, so remember to shop on your local turf for friendly independent shopping. Independent gift stores are a enjoyable way to pick… Read More

The bar has recently been renovated inside, and the result is a very homely, traditional Scottish pub feel inside. It reminded me immediately of the local village Smiddy pub that my family took me to every Sunday for lunch or dinner (the type that did pate,  steak sandwiches, death-by-chocolate cake. That was my order for a good 12 years).  A magic wee trick, where it will both appeal to tourists looking for… Read More

A traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its heartily classic pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality. Menus combine hearty classic British dishes especially for the season with all-year-round favourites – the ideal excuse for sharing time with friends in The Last Drop‘s characterful walls and welcoming atmosphere. At The Last Drop they handpick… Read More

Along with the uniquely Scottish dishes such as’Haggis, Neeps and Tatties’, Fiddlers Arms also freshly prepare traditional pub fayre with ingredients from the best local suppliers to provide you with a hearty, filling meal. Children are welcome for food until the end of service. Portions are hearty and very reasonably priced; attracting tourists and locals in equal numbers. So whether its breakfast (served all day), lunch or dinner; they have something for… Read More

Looking for a bar with some entertainment?  A nice pub with honest pub food and live sport on the big screen.  Staff and locals are very friendly, it had a wide variety of local and international beer, wines and spirits available. Acoustic nights from Wednesday to Friday with talented musicians eager to showcase their talents, so take your pick from our selection of acoustic nights Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and enjoy an… Read More

Plenty Craic and a great night out with live music thats amazing and always persudes people to get up and dance. Be sure to visit Dropkick Murphys on Merchant Street for a night / morning to remember… FREE Music and Comedy During Festival August.   Enjoy Yourself….. And the Girls 7 Merchant Street Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2QD 01312252002 DROPKICK MURPHYS MAP [mapsmarker marker=”60″]

One of Edinburgh’s best Italian Restaurants is tucked under George IV Bridge in Merchant Street. This charming, classy and elegant restaurant / wine cellar has a warm, welcoming look and feel to it. For wine enthusiasts a visit to Divino wont disappoint.       Seasonal times Extended hours and Sunday opening during August Bar open Mon–Thu 4pm–midnight; Fri 4pm–1am; Sat noon–1am. Food served Mon–Fri 4pm–11pm; Sat noon–11pm. Closed Sun. Average price… Read More

Located just outside of Edinburgh’s famous Grassmarket, the Oz Bar (Edinburgh’s premier antipodean pub) makes for a good night out. Have an Aussie beer, enjoy a game of pool, watch a game of footy with a meat pie, listen to proper Aussie music or chow down on some Aussie chips (crisps for the poms). Sport! Want to see your favourite antipodean team in action? Why not catch them on one our big… Read More