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!
They specialise in seafood but every time I’m in I seem to get drawn into their specials. On my last visit that meant venison raviloi which was spectacular!
The staff is always friendly and happy to chat about the food or drink options and I’ve not had a bad example of either. The food is always fresh and tasty and the wine is always interesting and beautiful.
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.