The modernisation of Leith Walk's bar scene continues with a friendly local venue strong on seafood and vegetarian options.
The changing face of Leith’s pub landscape continues with the rough and ready former Meridian beautifully updated as the bright and breezy Leith Depot. The interior is pleasant and welcoming, with high windows, sanded wooden floors, bright-painted walls, steel support beams and reclaimed wooden chairs, while the blackboard-chalked list of craft beers is worth continued exploration. There’s a real community focus, with the upstairs performance area playing host to gigs by local talent, open mic nights on monthly Thursdays and community group meetings, while the food is overtly intended to emphasise healthy if hearty choices. The menu focuses on seafood and vegan and vegetarian options, which includes good, old-fashioned beer-battered haddock with handmade chips and smoked garlic aioli, Scottish mussels by the quarter, half or full kilo, and a fresh fish special of the day. Elsewhere, dishes like the vegan spelt gnocchi and the inventive leek fritters served with lemon zest cream and a fried egg deserve to entice non-meat eaters from outside the Leith heartland.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Live entertainment: Open mic night on monthly Thu, regular gigs upstairs.
- Capacity: 40 (65 in the venue)
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
- House wine: £14.95 per bottle
Events at this venue
There are 4 events at this location
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Errant Media presents
Showcase of acts from the Leith area.
Sat 10 Feb
£6 / 0131 555 4738
Featuring Barbe Rousse, Errant Boy, Stephen McLaren and Jamie Wanders plus DJ mix from Certain Def.
- 19:30 – 23:00
Fires in the Alps
Edinburgh-based band that play loud post-rock shoegaze.
Fri 2 Feb
£5 / 0131 555 4738
With The Line, Gift Horse and Sean Bell.
INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK - Live Streaming HONEYBLOOD + SICK JOY
The Digital Tour Live Streaming HONEYBLOOD + SICK JOY gig, at Leith Depot, from Bush Hall in London
Mon 29 Jan
Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 4738
Free improvised music sessions. Musicians are invited to come along with your instrument and put your name on the list, then musicians will be placed in small groups and performances will take place throughout the evening. Non-participating audience members are also welcome.
Tue 23 Jan
Free / 0131 555 4738
- 19:30 – 23:00