cosy, casual, shabby chic. followers of no trends, just a purpose to make you feel at home.


no geographical boundaries or complication, just good flavours using the best seasonal ingredients & trusted local suppliers lead to a tasty outcome.

small plates

homemade ricotta, ibérico ham, pine nuts, thyme infused honey (gf) £4.50

sea trout gravadlax, buttermilk, dill, lemon (gf) £4

beetroot carpaccio, soy milk & hazelnut aïoli, smoked aubergine fritter (v / vv) £4

pressed lamb neck croquette, sauce gribiche £4

cod, tomato, rapeseed oil £4

bread & dips (v) £4.50

soup, bread & butter (v) £4.40

medium plates

sweet corn, speck, oregano, white wine, lightly poached egg (gf) £7

‘nduja, morcilla & butter bean stew £7

orzo pasta, spicy tomato sauce, oregano, shaved fennel (v / vv) £6.50

squid, padrón peppers, chorizo coulis, lemon (gf) £7.50

wild mushrooms, flat leaf parsley, pecorino, egg yolk, sourdough (v) £6.50

large plates

cuttlefish ink risotto, smoked eel, green apple, pork crackling £14

puff pastry galette, garlic & white bean purée, cherry tomatoes, black olives, lemon thyme (v) £11

gnudi, wild rabbit ragù, sage crisps £14.50

lamb burger, harissa yoghurt, brioche bun, sweet potato fries £11.50

spiced cauliflower & chickpea burger, brioche bun, carrot relish, sweet potato fries (v / vv) £10

tasting boards

veggie // beetroot carpaccio, homemade ricotta, aubergine fritter, mint & feta broad beans, olives, pickled wild mushrooms, stuffed peppers & sourdough (v) £16.50

meat // ‘nduja, chorizo, ibérico ham, smoked venison, smoked beef, morcilla, sauce gribiche, spiced carrot chutney, sourdough £18.50

fish // sea trout gravadlax, smoked eel, fried squid, smoked salmon, whitebait, salt cod, sauce gribiche, spiced carrot chutney, sourdough £18.50

mixed // ‘nduja, smoked beef, aubergine fritter, feta stuffed peppers, smoked salmon, whitebait, sauce gribiche, carrot chutney, sourdough £18.50

cheese plate // seasonal cheeses, oatcakes, frozen grapes, quince paste £12.50


sweet potato fries (v / vv) £3

broad bean, mint & feta salad (v) £3.50

spiced crisp potato strands (v / vv) £2

baby gem lettuce, lemon & cashew mayo dip (v / vv) £3

olives (v / vv) £3.50

sourdough (v) £1.50


roast nectarines, raspberries, crème fraîche ice cream, almond crumb (gf / v) £6

peanut butter parfait, jam filled doughnut (v) £5.50

hazelnut cookies, madagascan vanilla ice cream (v) £5.50

cherry & chocolate tart, clotted cream (v) £6



seasonal focus for wines & cocktails, a modest well formed list featuring interesting ingredients, supporting local or small producers best we can.


he’s a real funghi

fruity, earthy, easy
evan williams bourbon, apricot liqueur, blood peach purée, citrus, sugar, porchini syrup, egg white £7.60

kung fu cantona

short, strong, aromatic
ophir spiced gin, rhubarb liqueur, domain de canton, hellfire bitters, coriander, white vermouth £7.60

red mist wash over

spicy, smoky, fruity
vida mezcal, apricot liqueur, orange bitters, sweet paprika, sun dried tomato, spices £7.70

pisco nap

tropical, zingy, sour
capel pisco, koko kanu rum, celery, lime, grapefruit bitters, sugar, egg white £7.50

what’s-a matter u hey!

intense, strong, bittersweet
campari, dark matter spiced rum, ristretto liqueur, porter reduction £7.80

midsummer spritz

crisp, refreshing, fragrant
martin miller’s gin, hallands fläder aquavit, gooseberry, prosecco £7.85

bloody tremendous

juicy, short, boozy
three corners gin, solerno blood orange liqueur, amaro vermouth, maraschino, bitters £7.70

mary stairs

spicy, medicinal, long
el dorado 3 rum or davna bison grass vodka,
basil, fermented chilli, cucumber, spices, tomato, £7.70

cactus jack

fruity, fresh, easy
ocho tequila reposado, prickly pear liqueur, basil liqueur, amaro vermouth, watermelon syrup, citrus £7.60

the rdj

punchy, aromatic, serious
wray & nephew overproof rum, yellow chartreuse, elderflower gin, citrus, sugar £7.60


short, boozy, legendary
martin miller’s westbourne gin or ogilvy vodka, vermouth, lemon or olive –made your way £7.50

9 lives

fresh, savoury, spicy
ocho blanco tequila, apple liqueur, coriander, green pepper, chilli, yellow chartreuse, grapefruit bitters, citrus, sugar £7.50

maple manhattan

rich, short, luxurious
rittenhouse rye whiskey, vermouth di torino, maple syrup, smoke essence, bitters £7.80


smoky, creamy, malty
smokehead whisky, espresso, ristretto liqueur, hop liquorice reduction, px sherry, egg £7.85

40 theives

fresh, light, aromatic
black pepper infused vodka, limoncello, saki, bay syrup, egg white, sesame, citrus £7.70

tropic thunder

tropical, dry, boozy
ciroc pineapple vodka, escubac, tarragon, dry vermouth, ginger bitters £7.70


– we operate by table service only, so sit down, relax & let us take care of you

– as we are a bar/restaurant it’s over 18’s only

– if you are a group coming to Under The Stairs & more friends may be joining you, please tell us how many so we can seat you appropriately

– a discretionary 10% service charge will be added to tables of 6 or more

– opening times mon-sat 12-1 / sun 12-12 / kitchen open 12-10 / late night eats available til midnight

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t. 0131 466 8550

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