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2 August 2014
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The Queens Arms

49 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Central Scotland EH2 1EP

£25.00 Gastropub Central Scotland
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  • Wine: £13.00
  • Champagne: £50.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-1pm (Sun 12.30pm- )

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Once an instantly forgettable city-centre boozer, The Queens Arms has been seriously overhauled, extravagantly recast and made to look like a faux 18th-century gentlemen's club – complete with linen-backed shelves of books, ornate fireplaces, candles in whisky bottles, pictures of Mary Queen of Scots on every wall and even wine bottles embedded in the ceiling. OTT kitsch, yes – but it works. The menu has been given a facelift too, with upbeat dishes ranging from maple-glazed confit pork belly with walnut pesto and pea shoots to Mediterranean vegetable skewers, or pan-fried coley with mussel and chorizo linguine, chilli and lemon butter – plus desserts such as strawberry posset with shortbread. There's also an impressively stocked bar offering more than 50 whiskies, well-priced wines, cheeky cocktails and a vast selection of draught and bottled beers from Scottish breweries and beyond.

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