• Amy Middleton

A damm fine gastropub to re-open in Edinburgh

Situated in Edinburgh’s Causewayside, Damm 27 promises a taste of the continent in the year where our trips abroad may just have to be replaced by some superb European drinks and dishes instead.

The welcoming bar features a captivating continental twist and serves all the bottles you never got around to stocking your fridge with during lockdown, such as Birra Moretti, Amstel, Estrella Damm and Beavertown on draft. Old world European wines aplenty are also on offer, and specialty cocktails pay homage to European cities, such as the Stockholm-inspired Nacka, Santorini-inspired Aegean Sunset, and The Flower Carpet inspired by Bruges.

Damm 27’s bar is already exceedingly popular with locals and students, and the gastropub’s food menu has been refined with a continental theme and French influences, with a focus on flavour and freshness. The new menu was designed by Development Chef John Molloy, the brain and talent behind the food at The Duke’s Umbrella in Glasgow.

We chose to have a small menu with an emphasis on quality ingredients with a selection of meat, the freshest of fish, vegetarian and vegan options to enable us to serve up 100% fresh and real cooked food focussing on excellent quality”, explains John, “We’ve kept some of our customer’s most favourite staples and introduced a new brunch menu. The drinks menu has been designed to pair with our food and even if you’re just joining us for a pint, glass of wine or a cocktail, there’s a plethora of sharing platters – charcuterie, Mediterranean cheese and a mezze option and nibbles like Gordal olives, chilli and lime mixed nuts, deep fried guindillas chillies and crispy chicken wings with chilli mango sauce.”

In terms of mains, diners can expect the fish of the day, and the French Onion Burger; two beef patties, gruyere, and caramelised onion gravy, served on a seeded brioche bun alongside triple cooked chips and truffle mayo. If it’s a lighter bite that you’re after, look no further than the bone marrow mac n cheese, truffle gruyere fries, and smoked cheese currywurst fries, all washed down nicely with a pint of Guinness.

Within walking distance of The Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat, The Meadows, and the National Museum of Scotland, Damm 27 is the perfect brunch spot too. Offering an a la carte menu and a bottomless brunch option at the weekend, guests can enjoy the iconic French classics Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame, or Buttermilk Pancakes served with Nutella, matcha green tea panna cotta, chocolate soil, and fresh berries.

Head Chef Stephen Wood said: “I’ve spent the last few weeks in the kitchen preparing for re-opening and we can’t wait to return to what we love doing, I’m excited about our new brunch menu, Sunday lunch, and our desserts, three of which are vegetarian and gluten free.”

The team at Damm 27 are also delighted to be able to offer students a hand when it comes to drinks and dining out, Nikolaos Markou, General Manager said:

We offer great student discounts at Damm27 as students can enjoy 20% off food seven days a week, a 2-4-1 burger and mussel pot offer and drinks discounts including £5 cocktails, a pint of Amstel and spirits. To access these discounts, just download the digital discount card via our website or scan the QR code in the venue and display your student card.”

Damm 27 re-opens on Wednesday 19th May. Booking is advised. Please visit http://damm27.com/ for more information or to make a reservation.


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