The Scran & Scallie
“Classy pub food from two stellar chefs” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Readers from south of the Scottish border might like to know that 'scran' is food and 'scallie' is a scallywag. Occupying two narrowly separated buildings, its many original features blend harmoniously with trendy Scandinavian influences, reclaimed furniture, Isle of Bute fabrics and wallpapers from Scottish designers. Now for the scran: on 'Oor menu' appear modern twists on pub classics. The focus is firmly on food in top chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack’s pub, all chiming with the ‘From Nature to Plate’ house ethos. Seasonal dishes and regional classics feature.
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 75
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: 25 December
- Lunch served from: Monday to Sunday from 12 noon
- Lunch served until: Monday to Sunday until 3pm
- Dinner served from: Monday to Sunday from 5pm
- Dinner served until: Monday to Sunday until 9.30pm
- Wines under £30: 4
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 27
- Cuisine style: Modern Scottish
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.
It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.
A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days.
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