Review on The Dogs

David Ramsden is a well-known player on the Edinburgh restaurant scene, and following the demise of fitz(Henry) and Rogue he set about looking for a possible new gastropub venture. The result is The Dogs - housed in a fine-looking Georgian terraced house that used to be home to the Edinburgh Wine Bar.

Inside, it still boasts wonderfully atmospheric decor, including a grand staircase, lofty ceilings and other historic details. That said, the place now deals in food with a pronounced modern vibe. A daytime snack menu brings the likes of Stornoway black pudding hash with fried duck egg, kedgeree and open tongue sandwiches with homemade pickle, plus a few lively desserts (how about chocolate cake with beetroot jam?).

The full menu celebrates the best of Scottish produce, with some invaders from across the border. Here you might find home-cured sardines with red cabbage slaw, liver and bacon with sweet 'n sour onions, and seared coley with smoked mackerel, leeks and bulgar wheat. There are also some hefty sharing dishes - say crispy pork belly with homemade mustard and butter beans. The wine list includes a few sparklers from English vineyards.

The Dogs is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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British / Scottish

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 4.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Dogs

  • Private dining room
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 60 covers


The Dogs
110 Hanover Street
City of Edinburgh

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