18 Wine Bars in Edinburgh

Wine bars are a firm favourite with Edinburgh locals

Wine bars combine two of our favourite things – great grub and wonderful wine, and they fit the bill perfectly when you don’t feel like having a formal sit-down dinner, but still want a bite to eat as you consume some delicious alcohol. So if you’re looking for a sophisticated wine bar, you’ll be over the moon with the wide range of wine bars Edinburgh has to offer. The Scottish capital is home to umpteen fantastic wine bars, from Leith to the historic Old Town and from Bathgate to Bonnington, you’ll find a wine bar to suit all manner of requirements and budgets. Whether it’s for a special occasion or after-work drinks, Quandoo can help you find the best wine bars in Edinburgh, plus by booking ahead you’ll beat the queues, and get down to the really important questions in life, such as – white or red?

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Grand Cru

City Centre
Drinks££££
4.9/680
Grand Cru

Maxies Bistro

Old Town
Drinks££££
4.3/667
Maxies Bistro

Biblos

Old Town
Drinks££££
5.0/642
Biblos
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The Barony Bar

New Town
Drinks££££
6.0/64
The Barony Bar

Tolbooth Tavern

City Centre
Drinks££££
6.0/62
Tolbooth Tavern

The Lioness of Leith

Leith
Drinks££££
4.4/67
The Lioness of Leith

The Orchard

Bonnington
Drinks££££
5.8/65
The Orchard

The Mash Tun

City Centre
Drinks££££
5.3/66
The Mash Tun

The Melville

Haymarket
Drinks££££
5.0/62
The Melville

Telford Arms

Comely Bank
Drinks££££
4.3/63
Telford Arms

The Persevere

Leith
Drinks££££
3.7/63
The Persevere

The Phoenix Bar & Kitchen

City Centre
Drinks££££
The Phoenix Bar & Kitchen

Leith Depot

Leith
Drinks££££
Leith Depot

The Newsroom

City Centre
Drinks££££
The Newsroom

Bar Brig

Leith
Drinks££££
5.5/610
Bar Brig

Beetroot Bar and Grill

Bonnington
Drinks££££
5.5/611
Beetroot Bar and Grill

Paradise Palms

Old Town
Drinks££££
4.0/61
Paradise Palms

Lebowskis Edinburgh

Old Town
Drinks££££
3.3/63
Lebowskis Edinburgh
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    Food, glorious food in Edinburgh’s wine bars

    The only thing we love more than eating food, is eating food while drinking wine, and that’s something that Edinburgh’s wine bars have perfected over the years. From seafood to tapas and from cheese boards to tiny burgers (known as ‘sliders’, if you’re feelin’ fancy), you’ll find food from Italy, France, Spain and further afield in wine bars across Edinburgh. Whether you fancy a Middle Eastern mezze board complete with hummus, olives, baba ghanoush and falafel or if you’re in the mood for cured meats, cheeses, crackers and quince from France, you’ll be sure to find something that tickles your tastebuds in Edinburgh’s wine bars. While savoury food and wine go hand in hand, you will also find some sweet treats on the menu in Edinburgh wine bars, which are the perfect accompaniment for a crisp Riesling or a nice dessert wine.
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    Edinburghers are spoilt rotten when it comes to wine bars

    No matter where you go in Edinburgh, you’re never too far from a wine bar – be it a cute little taverna with comfy chairs and plenty of cosy nooks and crannies, or a heated terrace suitable for rain, hail or shine. Whether you want swanky sophistication at Le Di-Vin, set in the former Oratory of St Anne on Randolph’s Place, or Victorian chic at The Devil’s Advocate in Edinburgh’s Old Town, you’ll be sure to find wine bars in cool settings around Edinburgh. For those who prefer subterranean wine bars in renovated cellars, check out Divino Enoteca on Merchant Street which has a wine list of over 300 different kinds of bottles. Whighams Wine Cellars on Hope Street is another big hit with wine lovers in Edinburgh, where you’ll find daily specials of fresh seafood and tapas on offer along with a broad selection of vino, and weekly jazz nights to boot.
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    How to find the best wine bars in Edinburgh

    Finding a wonderful wine bar in Edinburgh has never been easier... With Quandoo, all you have to do is filter your search by type, in this case choose ‘wine bars’, select the area of Edinburgh in which you want to dine, set your price range and we’ll do the rest by showing you the best wine bars that Edinburgh has to offer. So why not organise an evening out with friends, family or that special someone? Edinburgh’s wine bars have an awful lot to offer, and we’ve got the feeling that you’ll thoroughly enjoy whiling away the hours over a few glasses of wine and sumptuous antipasti plates. So go on – book in at one of the many wine bars in Edinburgh with Quandoo, and prepare for a stunning evening out!