King's Wark, Leith
This is the sort of place that makes you feel enveloped by the past, safe inside its four or five foot thick stone walls nestling on a cobbled street by the Water of Leith, a few hundred yards from the docks. This little building can genuinely trace its pedigree back perhaps half a millennium. OK, perhaps the renovation is too pristine, everything too perfect but this eating and drinking house is built to outlast any short-term criticisms. There’s a good range of beer, a reasonable wine list, understated gastro pub food at sensible prices, civilised staff and comfortable seating. Head there if you are ever anywhere near by.
36 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH6 6QU
0131 554 9260
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