Malone's Irish Bar
- Box office 0131 226 5954
- Bar open Sat–Mon noon–1am; Sun 12.30pm–1am.
- Food served Sun–Thu noon–8pm; Fri/Sat noon–9pm.
- Average price £10.50 (lunch); £10.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.malonesedinburgh.com
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
Irishness radiates from every Guinness memorabilia festooned nook and cranny of Malone’s, from the quotations and portraits of sporting and literary heroes that line the walls, to the green telephone box nestled in its upstairs area. Set in the capacious surroundings of the former Oddfellows Hall and decorated with furniture and antiques shipped over from the Emerald Isle, it's a place that does atmosphere, albeit green-tinged. They pack 'em in here on a regular basis, with live music every night from Wednesday to Sunday, ceilidhs in summer and large HD screens showing sports, though the breezy surroundings also offer an amiable environment for a quiet pint of the black stuff during calmer moments. A good-value food menu provides hearty portions of traditional pub fare, with a decent range of burgers and sandwiches served on large wooden boards contributing to the fanciful, rustic ambience. An added feature this year is a 32-bed hostel, making the place even more of a gathering point for travellers and weekenders.
- High point: Bottles of green sauce on each table – a nice touch.
- Low point: Daylight deprivation
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Live music, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Light pop
- Capacity: 600 in bar
- Largest group: 300
- Open since: 2009
- House wine: £9.95 per bottle
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