On a recent sunny day in Edinburgh, my husband and I tried out a relatively new restaurant – The Whistle Stop Barber Shop. The WSBS is located on South Bridge in the Old Town, near the National Museum. We got an excellent deal through 5pm.co.uk – 15% off our bill and a free cocktail on arrival!
The service we received was amazing, from a friendly welcome to the waitress talked us through the menu, made recommendations but without being false or scripted. We got the choice of 5 cocktails for our free one, I went for a Gin based one and my husband a rum based one. We later ordered another cocktail each too. They were also very tasty! The restaurant is decorated like an old American prohibition barber shop, which seems to be the in thing at the moment. The best thing about it, however, was the fact that there was an actual barbers shop downstairs.
The food was amazing though – We shared the Buffalo Chicken Nachos. These were some of the best nachos I have ever eaten! The chicken was so so tasty! I am going to try to make my own buffalo chicken some day soon! The nachos were served on a baking tray adding to the hipster vibes. For mains we went for a burger and a sandwich- I had the Joey Tribbiani Sandwich and my husband had the Angry Onion as recommended by our waitress. Both were so delicious! The meals were really filling which is a shame because I really wanted a pudding as the first tow courses were so tasty!
I definitely will be back, even just for a drink – but most likely for the Buffalo Chicken! I could not fault it – but I would say make sure you book ahead on 5pm so you can get the discount and cocktail – everyone loves a freebie right?!
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