Boasting a plum location opposite Waverley train station, 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.
Food is served all-day at Brewhemia and the focus here is always on utilising the best of locally sourced Scottish produce, which means the menus do evolve slightly with the seasons. Breakfast is served until 4pm (good news for those who enjoy a lie in) and consists of classic Scottish grub alongside more modern propositions: choose between a Rabbie’s breakfast and a black pudding eggs benedict, or opt for avocado on toast or a fully vegan fry up.
Later in the day, Brewehemia’s menu takes on more international influences, although much of what you eat will be made using local produce. Kick-start your meal with a warming bowl of French onion soup, followed by fish and chips or mac ‘n’ cheese with the option of adding chorizo or candied bacon as a topping. You can pad out your meal with the likes of truffle fries and onion rings, while puddings are just as indulgent - think dark chocolate torte with Chantilly cream.
If you’d prefer something lighter though, Brewhemia isn’t short of vegetarian and vegan options. Tuck into beetroot hummus served with flatbread for dipping, or perhaps a portion of crunchy lettuce wraps stuffed with grilled tofu. Just like the food, the drinks menu at Brewhemia also adapts to the seasons, but you can always expect to find a substantial selection of beers, wines and cocktails on hand. There are low-alcohol and alcohol-free options for those who aren’t drinking too, just look for the ‘off-piste’ label next to the name of the drink.