The Herringbone opened in 2017 in the site of an old bank in a part of town that has long needed a great spot. This, finally, is it.
It’s situated in Goldenacre, a largely residential outpost of the heady and leafy Trinity suburb where housespotting can be a reasonable way to pass a leisurely hour.
It’s a delightful bar-cum-brasserie with a great range of wines, craft beers and delicious bar snacks and full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that are really well balanced for fish, meat and veggies.
Affordably priced, certainly in comparison to the city centre, it enjoys an open aspect with floor to ceiling windows, friendly and cool staff and, unusually for Edinburgh, it’s actually an ‘import’ from the seaside resort of North Berwick making a very successful incursion into the city.
The atmosphere is very relaxed with a good playlist of contemporary music that doesn’t ever feel intrusive.
It’s 10 – 15 minutes walk north of the East Gate of The Royal Botanic Gardens and beats any of the eating options the Gardens offer so make the trip (might be advisable to book in advance) to set off a perfect day, no matter the season.
The return trip to the city centre is easy on a host of buses right outside the front door (23,27) or round the corner in Goldenacre.
Oh, and their fries are to die for!