ADDRESS49 Bread Street Edinburgh EH3 9AH Tel: 0131 285 6752
|Monday to Thursday||4pm – 12am|
|Friday||4pm – 1am|
|Saturday||2pm – 1am|
Slick, playful and achingly cool. Makes sense that it's our style, right?
This modern Italian bar in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle has vintage Italian flair in double measures. Think retro Italiano vibes inspired by Campari and Martini, blue leather, red-buttoned accents, exposed brickwork and marble tabletops beneath vintage photographs. The bar stretches from the window-fronted entrance to the lamp-lit corners at the back. If you're all about amari, bitters and vermouths, we've found your mecca.
The drinks are influenced by the Italian aperitivo style of drinking - think cruisin' down the Amalfi Coast in a convertible on your way to an afternoon sipping Negronis on a sun-drenched terrace. If a Martini is your jam, you'll love what they do with theirs. Dots of fresh green basil oil float on top of the base of freezer-cold O'ndina Gin and 1757 Secco Vermouth, with a subtle savoury smack from a truffle-laced cheese-stuffed olive. The Rum 'n' Raisin Old Fashioned is rich, smooth and so good, we hit them up for one of a bottle to go.
With all their kick-ass aperitivos, you'll probably work up an appetite. Good news is, the sharing platters are the bomb. Their cheeses and cured meats are great, and be sure to order a paper bag or two of the foccacia, which is so soft and pillowy you could pass out on it. Bellissima!