Ecco Vino Seafood & Wine Bar is a bar at the bottom of Cockburn Street.
A small bar specialising in wine, but soft drinks, a choice of around a dozen spirits, beer on tap and bottled, as well as coffee are also on Ecco Vino's drinks list. Snacks, light bites and main meals are available from the food menu and go well with wine or the other beverages.
The extensive wine list featuring over 50 red, white, rosé, sherries, sparkling, and dessert wines from all over the world includes some helpful tasting notes. The knowledgeable staff are happy to advise for those who would like some further guidance or want to pair their food and wine.
For a small appetite or as starters, bread, dips, olives and nuts are available, and for those a bit more hungry, the meat or vegetarian antipasti board is a solid option.
Open for lunch from 12pm, the open kitchen at the bar inspires trust and the delicious smell of cooking makes those hungry who weren’t already.
The menu is heavily focused on seafood, but there are also vegetarian and meat options available. A small bowl of soup of the day costs £4.50; main courses are between £11 and £14 for the larger plates. The excellent Shetland mussels (£9.00 for a small, £14.00 for a large portion), and the baked aubergine dish ‘melanzane parmigiana’ are well loved. Other changing specials and the catch of the day are advertised on the board.
Locals and visitors alike enjoy the casual, cosy atmosphere created by dark wood interior, wine shelves, background music and low lighting. Many pop in after work for a glass with colleagues or friends, and often tourists are lured in by the smell coming from the kitchen, and the welcoming tables outside. These make the small enoteca a great lunch option on sunny days, or a hangout on warm evenings. Note, the licensing allows children on the premises until 7pm. Closing time is 11pm during the week, and 12pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Ecco Vino at the Bottom of Cockburn Street is within a short walking distance from Waverley Station. This makes it an ideal place to go for a drink before taking the train or the last bus home from Princes Street. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is relaxed.
19 Cockburn Street
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