City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

The Voyage of Buck

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West End
29-31 William Street
Edinburgh EH3 7NF
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Edinburgh Area: 
West End, Edinburgh
Serving times: 
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Mon-Sun 10:00-22:00
Telephone: 
(0131) 225 5748

The British Colonial heritage concept for the fourth Bar & Kitchen from the Big Red Teapot company (Hamilton’s, Treacle, Blackbird) is inspired by William “Buck” Clarence who, allegedly, lived at this address from 1900 – 1935. During the late 19th century he set off on adventurous world travels visiting Paris, Taipei, Cairo, Havana and a royal tour of India as companion to Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria.

Look out for the yellow piano outside and step into a quirkily designed Salon featuring a gentleman’s club lounge (wing armchairs, Chesterfield sofa), plants, gramophone, glass cabinet of vintage ephemera and a wild animal skin rug, procured perhaps from an African Safari. Sit on a high backed stool at the attractive Bar while the dining area offers comfy booths and brasserie tables with Bentwood chairs. Cocktails have been created to reflect Buck’s colourful encounters on his voyages, complemented by a menu of seasonal Scottish seafood, meat, vegetarian & gluten-free dishes.

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