Eating Out


Part of the new late-night revolution. Serving boozy cocktails, craft beer and ready-to-eat street food, you can dance-where-you-stand among the buzz of the crowd with a drink in one hand and a tasty snack in the other. Enjoy the best live DJs that Edinburgh has to offer whilst fuelling your night with food, booze and […]

Lady Libertine

A beautiful venue set over two floors, the 150-capacity venue serves cocktails & wine, live music and food till 3am. Lady Libertine 25 West Register Street Edinburgh EH2 2AA Website Image Source: Lady Libertine Author: Koolyst

The Ivy on the Square

Located in the prestigious St. Andrew Square, in the heart of Edinburgh, The Ivy on the Square is an all-day British brasserie with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics from dawn until dusk, seven days a week. The restaurant features a Parisian-style outdoor terrace and a bar, offering tranquil relaxed yet […]

The Devil’s Advocate

The Devil’s Advocate is a bar and restaurant situated in the historical and atmospheric Old Town of Edinburgh, in an old Victorian pump house hidden away in Advocates Close. Featuring a mezzanine dining area and a 200 strong whisky shelf, the menu boasts seasonal and Scottish ingredients that change monthly. The hipster crowd visit here […]

The Cumberland Bar

Away from the hustle of the bars and restaurants is the city centre, and nestled in the residential streets of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, The Cumberland Bar offers the finest real ales, wines, spirits and gourmet food in welcoming wood panelled surroundings. Enjoy their secluded beer garden in the better weather, and on colder days you can […]

The Hanging Bat

The Hanging Bat has an ever changing drinks selection from the finest breweries worldwide. Saissons, porters, IPAs – the weird, the wonderful and the classics. The food selection is anything from pulled pork to mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs, nachos or curry – comfort food to keep you cosy, all freshly prepared in-house. Don’t be […]

The Blackbird

The Blackbird brings together house batch cocktails, craft beers, great food and weekly live music sessions. The Blackbird has helpful staff, a relaxed atmosphere, and a fantastic beer garden!   The Blackbird 37-39 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LH Website | 0131 228 2280 Image Source Author: Koolyst

The Dome

An Edinburgh institution since opening its doors in 1996, The Dome sits resplendent with its Graeco-Roman façade and Corinthian Portico on George Street. The grandeur and beauty of this building will take your breath away (especially with their always fabulous tree during the festive), and you can enjoy coffee, cocktails, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner here.   […]

Under the Stairs

Under the Stairs is a great spot for eating or drinking, and definitely a perfect spot for doing both! Aptly named as it is hidden under the stairs of the Old Town’s Merchant Street, it has a shabby-chic, homely and bohemian atmosphere, with a great food and drink menu. Using seasonal produce and local suppliers, this is […]

The Gardener’s Cottage

The Gardener’s Cottage is a restaurant in Royal Terrace Gardens at the foot of Calton Hill. Built in 1836 the cottage, which was originally home to the gardener, has been transformed into Edinburgh’s home for seasonal cooking and social dining. Seated at long communal tables, guests can enjoy weekend brunch, an a’la carte lunch menu, […]

Ting Thai Caravan

Ting Thai Caravan is another favourite haunt of the team at Koolyst. We love that you can pop along to visit with no reservation – they don’t take reservations, so be prepared sometimes to wait in a queue as it is quite a small venue. The relaxed vibe here is what we like, we also […]

Bread Meats Bread

No need to book ahead for Bread Meats Bread – this relaxed burger place takes walk-ins only. If you are going at a busy time you may have a short wait, but fear not they will serve you a drink in the queue to make your wait a little easier. The food here rocks! The […]

The Scran & Scallie

The award-winning gastro pub, which is a proud holder of a Michelin guide Bib Gourmand 2017, offers relaxed dining with menus showcasing great Scottish food – or ‘scran’ – and a range of traditionally brewed ales and artisan beers served in a cosy setting suitable for the whole family. Two of Scotland’s top chefs, Michelin […]

Tuk Tuk

Colourful, quirky, casual and stripped-back restaurant serving small plates of Indian street food, sweets and lassi. This is a great place, the food is delicious (with a good choice of vegetarian and gluten free too), and it is a BYOB if you are wanting alcohol with your meal. If you go, try the Golgappa – it […]

The Newsroom

Pre-club style bar and cocktail haunt, with a menu including gourmet burgers and fresh salads with an upbeat and modern atmosphere in the capital’s vibrant city centre. It also has an extensive drink list with innovative and seasonal cocktails, selected imported beers, a wide array of wines and a large premium spirit and whisky collection.   The Newsroom […]

The Refinery

Perfectly located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Refinery is the newest addition to the city’s thriving drinking and dining scene. A simply stunning setting combining industrial sophistication with Scottish comforts. Day or night, from business breakfasts to long dinner dates, The Refinery St Andrew Square is your escape from the everyday.   The Refinery […]


This boutique hotel, bar and restaurant is a popular haunt for those who like to be seen. It’s cool decor, never-ending cocktail list, indoor(-ish) smoking zone, and delicious food make Tigerlily the go-to place for many. It has two bars, lots of seating and has a great atmosphere. And, if you are up for some […]

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