Afternoon tea, British, Burgers, Central European, German, Scottish·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, British, Burgers, Central European, German, Scottish
Cool, Cosy, Fun, Lively, Quirky, Themed, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Bottomless brunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Boasting a plum location opposite Waverley train station, the punnily named Brewhemia is among the city’s largest drinking, dining and live entertainment spaces.

As the name would suggest, Brewhemia follows a bohemian, woodland-chic aesthetic, with guests welcomed via a stunning floral installation that drapes itself over the building’s entrance. Once inside, you will find a spacious dining room that manages to be both modern and cosy - think lots of pale wood accents and industrial-style light fixtures paired with comfy blue leather chairs and discreet booths that are great for small groups.

The food is inspired by international cuisines but often takes on a German theme, which you'll see referenced across the menus. But, at the heart of each dish is a passion for Scottish produce, always locally sourced and seasonal. Brunchers will love that sigature favourites are served until 2pm, such as Rabbie's Breakfast with bratwurst, beer candied bacon, fried eggs, haggis, black pudding and potato scone, alongside the Brewhemia Benny with Scottish crumpets, poached hens eggs and hollandaise.

Later in the day, Brewhemia’s menu offers larger plates with that forementioned German twist; from starters like German pretzel with beer cheese sauce and sliced pickles or crispy pork belly bites, to a whole section on the 'Haus of Schnitzel' with different takes like the Cordon Bleu with Serrano ham, beer cheese sauce, parmesan crisp and truffle fries.

Brewhemia is a great place to go for a special occasion, like a birthday, hen or stag do or big gathering with friends. You could try the Boozy Brunch which offers a welcome cocktail and selection of drinks options throughout, from Whispering Angel to Pink Gin Martinis, or one of the afternoon teas. Events are a weekly occurance here, often with live music and dancing, or you can even speak to the team about taking over the venue for your own party.

This venue also offers

Event Party Venue


Christmas Parties



1 Market Street, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE

0131 226 9560 0131 226 9560


Opening Times

Mon 10:00-14:00
Tue 10:00-14:00
Wed 10:00-14:00
Thu 10:00-14:00
Fri 10:00-14:00
Sat 10:00-14:00
Sun 10:00-12:00
Mon 14:00-22:00
Tue 14:00-22:00
Wed 14:00-22:00
Thu 14:00-22:00
Fri 14:00-22:00
Sat 14:00-22:00
Sun 12:00-22:00


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3 Reviews 


29 June 2023  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 5

Sarah A

27 June 2023  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4.5


19 August 2022  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 1.5
Atmosphere 0
Value 0.5
Robbers without masks

Robbery without a mask. Paid £9 for a bowl of French onion soup and was given half a bowl. Head waiter says he doesn't set the prices but took my money anyway. Disgraceful. I will not spend another penny in this establishment. 



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