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Heads and Tales

1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

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  • Heads and Tales - Edinburgh
  • Heads and Tales - Edinburgh
  • Heads and Tales - Edinburgh
  • Heads and Tales - Edinburgh
  • Heads and Tales - Edinburgh
Opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday: 17:00 - 01:00
Friday & Saturday: 17:00 - 03:00.

Excellent attentive service from knowledgable staff. Menu changed but still great. Staff handled some exuberant folks at the next table with aplomb.

Jill 24 December 2017
from Edinburgh

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A haven for gin lovers, Heads and Tales is an intimate bar in the basement of the Rutland Hotel. Two working gin distillers act as part of the steampunk décor, letting diners sample fresh Edinburgh Gin in a selection of expertly mixed cocktails, including DIY options.

The Heads and Tales menu crafts a selection of sharing boards and lite bites to perfectly complement the vast selection of eclectic cocktails on offer. There is a platter of Scottish charcuterie with pickles, balsamic onions and crostini, as well as a seafood selection of seafood, including EG Cannonball Gin-cured smoked salmon, oysters and pickled mackerel. Vegetarians can indulge in gourmet mezze boards, while the light bites menu offers up crowd-pleasers like mac & cheese bites with bloody mary ketchup, cheese toasties, and haggis bon bons with grain mustard mayo.

Heads and Tales in Edinburgh lets you design your own cocktails, with a huge variety of ways to customise your recipe. A range of signature mixes are also served, along with craft beers, a concise wine list, and premium spirits like aged rums and bourbons.

A fun, quirky bar with a cosy, secret feel, Heads and Tales is at the west end of Princes Street, and sits 11 minutes' walk from Haymarket Rail Station.

Heads and Tales

1a Rutland Place, Edinburgh, EH1 2AD

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Customer reviews for Heads and Tales

4.3 (((() (based on 18 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • trendy (10)
  • romantic (8)
  • entertainment (6)
  • dinner (4)
  • luxury (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • value (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • business (1)
  • (**** 28 December 2017 by Jacki from Edinburgh

    We were shown to terrible table next to ‘fire escape’ which was tucked in corner and stinking of vomit. We then switched ourselves-waiting staff no where in sight. Disappointing as booked in October for this night out.
    Toilets are communal and felt/smelt exactly like that...
    We didn’t stay to eat as menu not very inspirational and to be honest there’s far nicer places to spend time.
    Won’t be back.

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Jill from Edinburgh

    Excellent attentive service from knowledgable staff. Menu changed but still great. Staff handled some exuberant folks at the next table with aplomb.

  • ((((* 12 November 2017 by Alison from Edinburgh

    Great fun was had here tasting different Gins staff were very friendly
    Food was basic but fine

  • ((((( 25 October 2017 by John from Oldbury

    Really cool spot. Great range of drinks and if you're into gin you'll be in your element. Food was all amazing, plenty of light bite options and the staff were unreal. Really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Kelly from Edinburgh

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  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Irene from Oban

    Excellent customer service. Beautiful food.

  • ((((( 14 April 2017 by Lauren 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 from Edinburgh

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

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

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