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Heads and Tales

1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

(((() Seafood
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday: 17:00 - 01:00
Friday & Saturday: 17:00 - 03:00.

Loved the menu and range of drinks! It was a bit tricky to find but overall we loved it!

Lauren barr 14 April 2017
from Edinburgh

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Heads and Tales invites Edinburgh’s drinkers to take the art of drinking gin to a different level. The menu features charcuterie, seafood and mezze platters and nibbles, and is accompanied by gin distilled in-house.

Heads and Tales

1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

Contact +44 1316562811

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Customer reviews for Heads and Tales

4.4 (((() (based on 11 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • trendy (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • dinner (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • value (2)
  • business (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Lauren barr from Edinburgh

    Loved the menu and range of drinks! It was a bit tricky to find but overall we loved it!

  • ((((( 18 February 2017 by David Braid from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by RL from Birmingham

    Gin selection was incredible and the DIY Gin was fabulous. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

  • ((((* 16 January 2017 by Christine Alderton from Edinburgh

    The food came from the hotel upstairs and was good quality and good value simple fare with few choices as heads and tales is really a cocktail and drinks bar . This was made clear when we made the booking so we knew what to expect food wise. But we enjoyed the vegetarian an the fish platters . The main purpose of our visit was to sample and learn more about the gin choices and cocktails. These were excellent and the care and explanations by the two bar staff could not have been bettered. The environment and atmosphere of the setting was lovely and interesting. A thoroughly enjoyable and instructive evening and a 25 per cent reduction on the bill for all bookings made in January added to our pleasure. Well done to the staff and thanks for you guidance. Don and Chris

  • ((((* 13 January 2017 by Aurelien from The Hague

    Great cocktails, friendly waiters.
    On the - side: the kitchen was closed. Could have been mentioned in the website...

  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Stephanie Currie from Edinburgh

    Thoroughly enjoyed heads & tales bar. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Drinks were excellent. Would definitely return and recommend to friends and family. Thanks again.

  • (**** 3 January 2017 by Laura Frederick from Melbourne Australia

    To be honest, pretty grim. Absolutely nothing offered here that can't be found elsewhere. Nothing special at all.

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Jamie from Edinburgh


  • ((((( 25 December 2016 by Thomas Larsen from Odense Denmark


  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Lowri Williams from Cardiff

    Such a fabulous venue for a night out. We were on a weekend away, and it suited us perfectly. great atmosphere, great gin, great food, great service. Book early, you don't want to miss this gem!

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