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5 places for a boozy brunch in Edinburgh

Now we can go out and see friends, many of us will be organising to meet up at weekends over brunch.

Published: July 6, 2021

With this in mind, we take a look at five of the best places for a boozy brunch in Edinburgh.

Whether you love avocado on toast or a stack of pancakes, these places have something for all tastes.

Also, did you know that Edinburgh was recently voted the best dog-friendly city for brunch?

Based on a variety of factors, a study by The Bottle Club has recently revealed which cities in the UK are best for brunch-loving Brits. 

Cardiff came top in the overall study, Bristol came top for vegan brunch lovers and Edinburgh has now been revealed to be the most pet-friendly city for those who want to take their four legged friend along to enjoy a spot of brunch.  

5 of the best boozy brunches in Edinburgh


(55A Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1LH)

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For £30, you can choose a delicious breakfast dish paired with a variety of continental breakfast items - topped off with prosecco and a choice of cocktails.


(125 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JN)

Tigerlily may just be one of the most picturesque eateries in Edinburgh.

Bright pink and extremely Instagrammable dessert parlour, Sugar & Shakes, has landed in Edinburgh's Bruntsfield

For £35 you can experience their boozy brunch, which includes a cocktail on arrival.

It is then followed by a continental plate to share, a main brunch dish and dessert - all whilst being served prosecco.

Hanover Tap

(112 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 1DR)

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This craft beer house is home to one of the best boozy brunch offerings in Edinburgh.

For £25 you can enjoy a two hour slot filled with up to six drinks.

This includes a choice from a large range of drinks and main dish options.

Badger & Co

(32 Castle St, Edinburgh EH2 3HT)

Badger and Co specialises in Scottish cuisine using home-grown ingredients to help create reworks of classic dishes,

From Ratty’s steak and onion sandwich to a caramelised cauliflower steak, for £25 you can enjoy your choice of main and a choice of drinks (up to four per person).

The Chanter

(30-32 Bread St, Edinburgh EH3 9AF)

This traditional sports bar has a £20 brunch menu that includes a stack of pancakes and chicken wings, alongside your choice of draft beer, G&T’s or prosecco.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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