On the outskirts of the ancient city of Edinburgh lies a pub with a tendency towards tradition itself. The Riccarton Arms on Lanark Road in Currie has stood in its place for over two hundred years, and they continue to offer all the staples of Scottish bars: ales, wines and superb menu. If you head over to their location towards the south of the city, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome – in fact, they have two real fires – and home-cooked pub food.
The Riccarton Inn is the sort of pub of which Edinburgh is rightly proud: home-cooked food, an extensive selection of drinks and a warm welcome. The atmosphere is cosy regardless of the weather – while there is outdoor seating, it’s probably the two roaring coal fires that you’ll be needing knowing the Scottish climate – so when you arrive at their address in Lanark Road in Currie, expect to take a seat at the bar and settle right in.
The bar is packed with real ales – locally-sourced from Caledonian Brewery – as well as four lagers, cocktails, a wine list and even draft prosecco. Their menu is classically Scottish: haggis, cullen skink, pies and fish and chips are all present, as well as a wider range of bar favourites, such as burgers, steaks and cajun chicken. Mosey on over to Lanark Road in Currie for a fantastic pub meal – book in advance to guarantee a table.
myself and friends had a wonderful time the food was excellent as well as the service we had a toddler the staff were great we will be back lunch next time
Good food, way better than average, attentive staff, lovely ambience in a period building. Family friendly, although not usually many children present. Full bar available.
The Riccarton inn continues to provide excellent service and food at very reasonable prices. There is a friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk in, which is a credit to the staff, even when they are busy. I regularly take visiting friends there and have not once had someone who hasn't enjoyed their visit. We continue to eat and drink here for occasions such as a family dinner out, to more formal celebrations.