Kings Wark
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From the outside this historic waterfront boozer in Leith (circa 1432) looks pretty run of the mill, yet it’s a top shout locally, with a reputation as one of Edinburgh’s premier gastropubs. With its stone walls, low beamed ceilings and ancient wooden floors, the place feels much as it would have done hundreds of years ago, but the secret of its success isn’t ‘ye olde’ ambience (or even the tiny little bar), but the cooking. The kitchen delivers huge servings of terrific, sensibly priced food with bags of innovation and a fondness for lesser-known cuts – perhaps seared pigeon breast with roast beetroot, spiced pickled onions and maple-cured pancetta or confit duck with chorizo, bean cassoulet and aïoli. There’s some fine seafood too (try monkfish cheeks and crevettes in bouillabaisse broth), while the enormous specials board offers even more possibilities.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Scottish
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Location for Kings Wark

36 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 6QU

0131 554 9260


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 12N-11pm (Sat -12M) Sun 11am-11pm

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Elizabeth R

30 April 2019  
Absolutely delicious and interesting food, for all diets, including the vegetarian choice. Excellent service and ambience, a real Scottish find after visiting the Royal Yacht and staying on Fingal.

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