Pickles Edinburgh

Image by Fiona Diack

Pickles – Cosy wine bar

I’m not sure Edinburgh Spotted by Locals needs another recommendation for a wine bar (check the Divino Enoteca and Ecco Vino articles) but Pickles is so perfect I had to share it.

It’s a tiny, wee spot, half way down Broughton Street, tucked into a basement under a French restaurant. There’s not much space inside and they don’t take reservations, so you have to time it right to get a table. There is a patio outside for the smokers but at this time of year it’s not really an option for anyone wanting to sit longer than a couple of minutes and keep the feeling in their fingers and toes!

Inside, the bar has a rustic Scottish feel to it. Dark wood, tartan benches, sparkly lights and tightly packed tables all add to the super-cosy feeling.

The main reason to come to Pickles though is the cheese and wine. It’s not the place to go for a meal; the food offerings are essentially just cheese or meat (or mixed) boards. The drinks menu is far more extensive. My favourite is the Pickles combo which combines the boards with a bottle of the house wine or a bottle of house port. A classic and always welcome combination!

Offline Edinburgh tips? 👉 our app for iPhone / Android

Details about this spot



56a Broughton Street, Edinburgh

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Thu 16:30 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00, Sun 16:00 - 23:00


Glass wine from: £ 3.50


Check on Facebook

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)