Whether you’re waiting for a table or fancy a nightcap after your evening meal, choosing a restaurant with a great bar kills two birds with one stone.
Of course, Edinburgh’s vibrant food scene has plenty of fantastic eateries with equally brilliant bars - here are some of our favourites.
The Devil’s Advocate
Tucked away between Cockburn Street and the Royal Mile, The Devil’s Advocate is an atmospheric venue with an intimate restaurant upstairs, and a spacious bar on the ground floor.
Visit: 9 Advocate's Close EH1 1ND - devilsadvocateedinburgh.co.uk
Even when it isn’t wrapped up with lights for the festive season, The Dome on George Street is a stunning venue for both food and drinks.
Visit: 14 George Street, EH2 2PF - thedomeedinburgh.com
The Scran and Scallie
The Scran and Scallie is Michelin star-holding chef Tom Kitchin’s stylish but relaxed restaurant in Stockbridge, and it has its own cosy bar right next door.
Visit: 1 Comely Bank Road, EH4 1DT - scranandscallie.com
The Bon Vivant
Hidden behind one of the city’s busiest shopping streets, The Bon Vivant on Thistle Street is a charming eatery with a striking rustic bar.
Visit: 51 Thistle Street, EH2 1DY - bonvivantedinburgh.co.uk
Not far from Leith’s popular Shore area, Roseleaf is a cosy restaurant, cafe and bar all in one. Open until 10pm, this place is always popular, but you can enjoy a freshly made cocktail at the bar if you have to wait for a table.
Visit: 23-24 Sandport Place, EH6 6EW - roseleaf.co.uk
Specialising in fine dining, the spacious Timberyard (housed in a former warehouse) has plenty of room for both diners and drinkers. Curled up in front of the fire with a drink in hand here, you might never want to leave.
Visit: 10 Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DS - timberyard.co
Chop House Market Street
One of three Chop House restaurants in Edinburgh, the Market Street location has a lovely bar area for those who’d like just one more cocktail before heading home.
Visit: Arch 15 East Market Street, EH8 8FS - chophousesteak.co.uk
Small but inviting, Miss Woo’s is an Asian street food and cocktail specialist in Leith - and it’s still a relatively well kept secret.
Visit: 7 Bernard Street, EH6 6PW - facebook.com/misswoosedinburgh
Located in the West End, Angels Share’s restaurant and bar are effortlessly glamorous, with chandeliers and dark wood. There’s plenty of space for a drink before or after dinner here.
Visit: 9-11 Hope Street, EH2 4EL - angelssharehotel.com