Woodland Creatures

Woodland Creatures
260–262 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EL
  • Telephone 0131 629 5509
  • Opening times 11am–1am.
  • Seasonal times Open late during the Festival and at Christmas.
  • Bar open Mon–Wed noon–midnight; Thu–Sun noon–1am.
  • Food served Mon 5–10pm; Tue–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £13.50 (lunch); £13.50 (evening meal)
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Craft ales, live music and good food with a relaxed vibe.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This hipster boozer doesn’t take itself too seriously and the casual space has a few little secrets up its sleeve. The exit to the beer garden is nothing short of Narniaesque and there’s regular live music to be found behind the curtain beside the bar, if not a talking lion. The food is big, fresh and worthy of a beastly appetite, but well suited to a non-carnivorous palate. Alongside appetising seasonal specials, loaded nachos, gravity-defying burgers and generous sundaes make a spectacular mess in the eating. Owners Krafty Brew also have a good selection of appealing ales on offer, with plenty on tap and in bottles, and new drafts coming online sporadically.

  • High point: Great sustenance and sipping to be had
  • Low point: Slightly limited wine list
  • Average price: £13.50 (lunch); £13.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 80 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Indie, laid-back classics
  • Live entertainment: Regular live musci and open mic nights - and comedy during the festival.
  • Capacity: 120
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2013 (taken over in 2015)
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £14.60 per bottle

Events at this venue

There are 7 events at this location

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Barbed Wire Tongue

The fundamental problem with every theocracy is that they are innately unfair and based on distortion. And who really believes that all the Muslims in any of the Islamic Fundamentalist church-states we have today are happy? Irascible bastards whose language is violence and permanent mood is anger. They top themselves and…

Fri 17 Aug

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Sat 18 Aug

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Compelled: A Presentation Of New Short Dramas And Monologue/spoken Word Performances

Screenstage Studios presents an Edinburgh Fringe 2018 production of new short dramas, monologue/spoken-word performances. Compelled is a showcase for our accomplished actors working with powerful new material in an intimate setting. Amongst the shorts featured will be:PERSPECTIVES: A rapid one-line each view from a man…

Fri 17 Aug

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Sat 18 Aug

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Edinburgh in the Shadows

Beattie and Scratchmann 'A collection of… lesser known and thoroughly dark Edinburgh stories. Highly recommended…' ★★★★★ (FringeReview.co.uk). Beattie and Scratchmann are back with their hugely successful historical spoken word show. Want to know the sinister side of the city that the tourist brochures won't tell you…

Mon 13 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 14 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Edinburgh in the Shadows - Bonus Show

Beattie and Scratchmann return with their hugely successful horrible historical spoken word show.

Wed 15 Aug

£6 / 0131 629 5509

The Last Burrah Sahibs

Max Scratchmann The Last Burrah Sahibs is a one-hour, one-man, spoken-word show about the mansion house dwelling life led by ordinary Scottish mill workers in the old jute colonies along the Hooghly river in 20th century Bengal – when it was still possible to walk down Calcutta streets on a Saturday and hear only…

Mon 20 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 21 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Poetry Bordello

Poetry Circus Poetry Bordello is a deliciously naughty blend of risqué spoken word and astounding burlesque performance brought to you by List Hot 100 performance poetry company – Poetry Circus. 2018's line-up includes bestselling novelist and chanteuse Rosie Garland; slam-busting performance poets Max Scratchmann, AR…

Thu 9 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 16 Aug

Space 1

£5 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Speakin' Cajun

An evening of Cajun music and performance poetry straight out of the Louisiana bayou.

Wed 22 Aug

Space 1

£7 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 23 Aug

Space 1

£7 / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Comments & ratings

1. Georgina Merry28 May 2013, 12:37pm5 stars Woodland Creatures Report

Excellent service, great with little ones and all in lovely surroundings. I was especially happy to find out that the menu was suitable for my dietary requirements; nice and healthy! Still, there's no skimping on the heartiness. I will definitely be going back, even if it's just for one of their tasty coffees.

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