The Lioness of Leith
Since 2013, The Lioness of Leith has been a top choice for those fancying a delicious ale or cocktail. Having been revamped from a derelict old pub to a popular bar with quirky decor, The Lioness of Leith has started off its fifth year with an updated menu while retaining its reputation for stocking a variety of delicious beverages.
You can kick-start your day by trying one of the new buttermilk waffles, with scrumptious choices of sweet and savoury , the crispy chicken is a must. If you fancy something for lunch or dinner, then look no further than The Lioness of Leith’s enticing burger menu. The team prides itself on creating gourmet burgers – this is evident in the quality of the beef that’s sourced from award-winning local butcher Findlays of Portobello, and the free-range herb-fed chicken. The artisan burger buns are all sourced and baked locally to limit food miles as much as possible.
Carnivores should try the kimchi chicken burger served with wasabi mayonnaise or one of the many beef patty options that can be doubled up for only £3. However, perhaps what makes this eatery stand out is the team’s selection of exciting vegan and vegetarian burgers. Opt for the Cajun bean burger with chipotle mayonnaise, Monterey Jack cheese and salad served in a brioche bun or the vegan burger with candied beetroot, roasted squash, spinach and salsa verde. With numerous gluten-free options also on the menu, there’s a burger for everyone at The Lioness of Leith. The portions are huge, but with sides as tempting as the breaded chicken strips with garlic dip or the courgette fries, you won’t be able to resist ordering a few.
The Lioness of Leith welcomes dogs, and children are welcome to enjoy the delicious food before 9pm. From behind the bar, there are special cocktails offers all day Monday to Wednesday, so make sure you try the Rhubarb & Marmalade or the Sunshine on Leith, both of which are firm favourites with regulars. Three real ales are on rotation, including a new guest keg every week. The Lioness of Leith is popular with locals as well as tourists and was named Leith’s Best Bar by i-on Magazine in 2014, thanks to its friendly service, delicious food and thirst-quenching drinks.