Edinburgh: The Meadow Bar
With Edinburgh University around the corner, it is little surprise that the Meadow Bar has long been a favourite of students and academics. Those in the know forsake the self-consciously happening haunts in this part of town for the understated cool of the ‘Moo Bar’, whose denizens drink proper pints and are as likely to be reading about the footie as swatting up on Kafka. You can eat and drink in either the funky bar downstairs or the charming low-ceilinged dining room upstairs.
The menu is short – basically burgers, panini, nachos, soup (a winner with university staff) and side orders – supplemented by a couple of daily specials (such as sizzling steak or feta and spinach linguine). There is also a popular breakfast at weekends. This simple approach is no bad thing, thanks to reasonable prices and reliable home cooking.
42-44 Buccleuch St
0131 667 6907
This bar has been closed for a while (3.7.2015), but it is soon to reopen. The newly named Southside social will be run as a social enterprise giving all of its profits to charity whilst assisting young people into work through training and experience in a live working environment.