The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

British, Gastropub·

SquareMeal Review of The Queens Arms - Edinburgh

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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££££ - Under £30
British, Gastropub


49 Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 1EP

0131 225 1045


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 11am-1pm


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