Victoria

Victoria
265 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8PD
  • Telephone 0131 555 1638
  • Bar open Mon–Fri 2pm–1am; Sat noon–1am; Sun 1pm–midnight.
  • Average price no food; £2 for bar snacks (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.bodabar.com/victoria/
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Victoria

Cheerful neighbourhood pub with weekly language cafés, a popular singles speed dating event and an excellent section of vegan wines.

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Victoria marries the inviting cheer of the quintessential British pub with all the freshness of a Scandi cafe, with worn tables and benches of dark wood offset by wide-open windows and the colourful palm frond-print of the wallpaper. Despite its close-knit vibe, Victoria strives to be a place open to everyone: a heaping jar of canine treats has its place next to the peanuts and chilli-corn nibbles for their humans and regular drinkers mingle easily with a dynamic roster of language cafés and speed dating events. Equally welcome are the many vegan options on the wine list, with vegan-friendly wines comprising more than half of the menu, and a beer fridge well-stocked with local ales. The cocktail menu is brief but does the trick, particularly the Victoria’s Secret - a sweet confection of lemon, Chambord and pink gin.

  • High point: Great list of vegan wines
  • Low point: Short cocktail selection
  • Notable dish: The Victoria's Secret cocktail
  • Average price: no food; £2 for bar snacks (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 40 covers
  • Provides: Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Blues, soul, R&B, afro-beats
  • Live entertainment: Language café every Monday, quiz every Wednesday, live music every Thursday, weekend DJs.
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 120
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

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