Enjoy a unique festive dining experience in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.  Our delicious festive menus celebrate the best of local and seasonal produce enhanced by specially crafted drinks designed to complement and celebrate the festive flavours.

In the atmospheric surroundings of our old Victorian pumphouse you can relax and enjoy a warm welcome and excellent service.

With lunch available from 12-5pm and dinner from 5 till 10pm we are sure to be able to create the perfect experience for you.

For further information and reservations please contact Craig on 0131 225 4465.

Our Menu

The bar holds an eclectic collection of Scottish and world whiskies. Our multiple award winning bartenders also serve inventive seasonal cocktails, a considered wine list and selected craft beers.

The Kitchen team enjoy creating lunch and dinner menus that hold true to the quality, seasonal Scottish produce whilst providing a modern dining experience.

View our sample menus below.

To book a table to dine with us please call : 0131 225 4465

About us

The Devil’s Advocate is a bar and restaurant situated in the historical and atmospheric Old Town of Edinburgh, in an old Victorian pump house hidden away in Advocates Close.

Featuring a mezzanine dining area and a 200 strong whisky shelf, the menu boasts seasonal and Scottish ingredients that change monthly.

We are open 12pm – 1am
Lunch served 12pm – 3pm
Dinner served 5 – 10pm

Please note, guests under 18 years old must be dining & accompanied by an adult


Bar & kitchen

9 Advocates Close
0131 225 4465



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We are always on the lookout for passionate, talented individuals to join our ever expanding family. Our eclectic group of award winning bars & restaurants are renowned for top notch Scottish cuisine, fabulous wines, innovative seasonal cocktails & great chat. Outstanding customer service is paramount to us, it’s at the core of what we do. Our standards are high, our environment is hardworking & at times, challenging (it’s hospitality after all!) but also tremendously rewarding & seriously good fun!

We are devoted to offering first class training & development with endless opportunity to grow & progress.

We are currently looking for experienced bartenders to join our team, at least 2 years cocktail experience preferred, personality a must.
If this sounds like you send a current CV with references to will

For general information on current vacancies, please contact.



Contact Info

0131 225 4465

9 Advocates Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1ND

Festive Menus Now Available

Full menus can be seen in the Christmas section.


To make your reservation please call 0131 225 4465.



For the latest news and offers.