The Devil's Advocate is a contemporary stylish bar and restaurant on Advocate’s Close in Edinburgh.
Boasting a wide variety of gins and whiskies as well as beers, the Devil’s Advocate is a popular haunt for the discerning bar goer in the Old Town.
Tucked away on Advocate’s Close accessible via steps from the bottom of Cockburn Street, it is out of sight of many, and as such has a newly-discovered feel.
As well as the extensive range of drinks, they have exceptionally good food at fair prices. People wishing to dine in the historic setting at Devil’s Advocate in the evenings would be well advised to book a table first as it tends to be busy.
Meals can be ordered starting from £5 for Soup of the day, cod and hand cut chips (£16), to Picanha for £23.
Scottish seasonally changing classics such as scotch broth, a haggis dish, and mussels, but also dishes inspired by other parts of the world like curry and grilled halloumi complement the menu. Open for lunch from 12pm, the restaurant closes its kitchen at 10pm and its doors at 1am, which makes it an attractive place for a nightcap.
There is a real focus on quality over quantity, however quantity also makes an appearance in the vast selection of spirits with over 300 different whiskies at their well-stocked bar.
Devil’s Advocate is a hidden gem and off the beaten track on Advocate’s Close, which makes it a delight to visit. It has a great bustling ambiance in very nicely lit atmosphere and is frequented by a spectrum of visitors from young and old to trendy, and everything in between.
9 Advocates Close
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