Ecco Vino is the perfect place to stop for a glass of wine or a bite to eat on the way between the old town and Waverley train station.
It’s a snug and relaxed spot near the bottom of Cockburn Street (pronounced Co-burn). Dark wood and rows of wine bottles add a cosy feel to the small wine bar. The seats are mostly lined up against one wall so it can be very crowded at times, and you can get to know your fellow diners/drinkers maybe a little more than you wanted to!
The pasta or antipasti on the menu are perfect to accompany a glass of wine from their extensive list. The food is fresh and tasty, and the prices are reasonable – a bowl of pasta costs around £10.
The staff is always friendly and happy to chat about the food or drink options. They also run a wine club for folk who want to know a bit more about what they are drinking.
In the winter, they add mulled wine to the menu, a wonderful opportunity for a treat on the way home. In the summertime, the windows at the front open up, and there are seats outside, perfect for a wee glass of something to go alongside a bit of people watching.
Any time of year Ecco Vino is the ideal spot for a casual glass of wine and a catch up with friends.