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Innis & Gunn TLE Bar Review
If you are visiting Edinburgh and in need of an Innis & Gunn (and we certainly wouldn’t’ blame you for it) then thankfully there are many bars and restaurants that serve us. But looking for somewhere quirky to drink us, or not familiar with the city? Well help is at hand as Edinburgh culture vultures TLE have pulled together a guide to their favourite luxury Edinburgh haunts that sell us on draft and by the bottle.
Nothing makes you need to whet the whistle faster than pounding the pavements in search of luxury shopping and in Edinburgh that means Harvey Nichols. Internationally recognised as one of the UK’s premium luxury retailers, it’s a must do on any tourist trail, and a go to for locals as well. Take a breather from buying and head to their fourth floor Brasserie for a casual and welcoming drink or sumptuous supper. Pair a bottle of our beer with some of Chef Stuart Muir’s culinary creations and your taste buds will love you.
Harvey Nichols - 30-34 Saint Andrew Square
Web - www.harveynichols.com/store/edinburgh/
North Bridge Brasserie
If it’s more historical landmark than shopping you’re into, the Scotsman Hotel’s North Bridge Brasserie should be a stop. The 5 star luxury boutique hotel was built in 1905 on the North Bridge and is the perfect place to hop skip and jump to the New and Old Towns, (and is next to Waverly Station so you can easily pop in if you’re on your way in or out the city).
The hotel dominates the Edinburgh skyline, offering incredible views of all of the famous landmarks, perfect for any tourist wanting to “see the sights” in a oner. Inside the bar, you’ll be in awe of the stunning original oak panelling, hand carved wooden balcony and imposing marble pillars.
Whether you’re there to experience the real Edinburgh, enjoying a fine dining experience at the three AA rosette restaurant or meeting friends at the bar, your Innis & Gunn tipple will go down a treat in these beautiful surroundings.
North Bridge Brasserie - 20 North Bridge.
Web - www.northbridgebrasserie.com/
If it’s more of a local you’re looking for when heading for a drink, than Monteiths is the perfect haunt. The boutique cocktail bar and restaurant is located just off the Royal Mile and is the home of relaxed dining and innovative cocktails (like their Hot Buttered Rum cocktail that features our very own Original). The bar opens at 3pm weekdays with a grazing menu until 5pm, perfect for early drinks with friends or colleagues. Don’t worry if you can’t make it there early, cocktails are served until late every night as well as our beer!
Monteiths - 61 High Street.
Web - www.monteithsrestaurant.co.uk
For a modern approach to luxury, the G&V 5 star hotel can’t be beat. You’ll find the beautiful contemporary landmark just off the Royal Mile straddling the corner of the George IV Bridge. Whether its light bites, delectable dinners, cosmopolitan cocktails or a pint of beer, you’ll be inspired by the seasonal menus and classic Italian cooking in Cucina. This is a place you can’t miss, with it’s five star service for every occasion, whether dress up or dress down.
G&V - 1 George IV Bridge.
Web - www.quorvuscollection.com/gandv-hotel-edinburgh
If you’re sick of the Old Town and want to find a place in the New Town, look no further than The Dome. It sits on the site of the old Physicians Hall (built in 1775). Much like our own boom and bust economy, the College suffered many a debt and sold the hall to the Commercial Bank of Scotland in 1843, and they promptly tore it down and rebuilt it into what we see today. Built in the Graeco-Roman style, be dazzled with the marble mosaic floors, stunning twin staircases with gilded anthemion balusters, magnificent Greek cross ceilings and a coffered central dome.
In a throw-back to the College’s heritage, lift your head to see the beautiful windows bearing the Commercial Bank’s motto as well as symbols of Greek mythology relating to health and care (all added in 1930).
But if it’s more a feast for your stomach and taste buds rather than your eyes, then you’ll be amazed at the beautifully delicious locally sourced food and drinks. Pair your Buccleuch beef with a bottle of our Original and you’ll not be disappointed.
The Dome - 14 George Street.
Web - www.thedomeedinburgh.com/
So no matter where you go in Edinburgh, if you find yourself with an Innis & Gunn, we’re sure you’ll be in the lap of luxury.
Article was written by Ross at The Luxury Editor
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