The Doric Tavern is perhaps Edinburgh’s oldest gastro pub and dates back to the early 17th century. An unpretentious wine bar offering good, honest Scottish food the Doric is located at the edge of Edinburgh’s old town just beside Waverley Station. The Doric restaurant menus change regularly depending on the popularity of the meals, so you can guarantee that everything is totally fresh. The Doric also has an excellent selection of wines, whiskies and draft beers.
The Doric comprises a friendly wine bar on the ground floor serving, filled rolls, pies and light bites. Upstairs you’ll find a relaxing restaurant offering good food and views out over Edinburgh Waverley and Princes Street. Traditional and modern Scottish cooking with European influences.
Built in the 17th Century, the Doric was adapted in the 18th century to become what we know today as a ‘gastro-pub’ with everything was homemade and locally sourced. We are extremely passionate about food so we only use fresh, local produce in all our dishes and everything is cooked to order for the best taste and flavour. Almost everything is home made here at The Doric.
Our restaurant and wine bar upstairs is open 7 days a week from 12pm through till late. Every Sunday lunch we serve traditional home cooked roast Border beef with all the trimmings as well as our full menu.
Editor’s note: An ideal meeting place for a drink then upstairs to sample the Doric’s menu which usually includes superb steaks, lamb shanks, fresh fish, mussels, haggis and excellent fish and chips. Salads, pastas and vegetarian options also available.