About us

The Devil’s Advocate is a bar and restaurant situated in the historic and atmospheric Old Town of Edinburgh, in an old Victorian pump house hidden away in Advocate’s Close. Featuring a mezzanine dining area and a 300 strong whisk(e)y shelf, our food menu boasts seasonal and Scottish ingredients that change monthly.

We are open 7 days between 12pm and 12am inside and 12pm and 10pm outside on our Terrace.
Food is served from Midday until 9.30pm.

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


Bar & Kitchen

9 Advocate’s Close

0131 225 4465


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Please note that on our Terrace our largest tables can seat up to 6 so if your group is larger than this please contact us directly to discuss.  The majority of the Terrace is covered, but if you are concerned about wet weather then we advise getting in touch as we cannot guarantee a table indoors if it is raining. If, for any reason, you need to cancel or amend your reservation then call us directly on 0131 225 4465.

At The Bon Vivant Group we are doing our best to keep our staff and our customers safe. There are sanitising stations available throughout and we ask that all guests remember to wear a mask when moving around the venue unless you are exempt.

Our Menus

The bar holds an eclectic collection of over 300 Scottish and world whiskies. Our multiple award winning bartenders also serve inventive seasonal cocktails, a considered wine list and selected craft beers. At this time our full drinks list is not available, but we have created a selection of your favourites to enjoy.

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.


Visit our allergens page HERE


‘Tis (amost) the season to celebrate! We don’t know about you, but after last year we’ve got some making up to do, so make sure you round up your nearest and dearest and book The Devil’s Advocate before it’s too late! We have two mouth-watering festive menus available from 29th November until 24th December which have been created using only the very best in quality, seasonal Scottish produce. Pair them with our inventive cocktails, wines, selected craft beers or choose from our eclectic collection of over 300 Scottish and world whiskies and you’ve got a celebration to remember!


Groups of 5 or less can choose on the day whether they would like to dine from our a la carte of Christmas menus and any group of 6 or more can book our Three Course Christmas Menus. If you’d like to discuss dining our our a la carte for a larger group or for any reservations of more than 9 please contact us directly to discuss.


Please note that due to the seasonal nature of our menus, some dishes may change without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Before booking please review our Christmas Terms & Conditions


At The Bon Vivant Group we are devoted to investing in our people and are always on the lookout for passionate individuals to join us at any level. We offer flexible working, first class immersive training with the best in the business and are constantly striving to promote from within.  Our standards are high, our people are hardworking and although it can be challenging at times (it is hospitality after all!) it’s also rewarding and seriously good fun!. Every member of our team has personality, a positive outlook and a genuine passion for what they do – it’s at the core of who we are.

Our hospitality family includes The Bon Vivant, The Bon Vivant’s CompanionThe Devil’s AdvocateEl Cartel and Lady Libertine.

Across the group we are currently recruiting for the following positions:

Floor staff
Bar Tenders
Chef de Partie

Perks of the job:
– A 25% discount in any of The Bon Vivant venues and a 10% discount in The Bon Vivant’s Companion.

– Paid breaks, delicious meals while you work and no split shifts.

– Your fair share of tips, as 100% of service charge goes directly to our teams.

– The opportunity to work with dynamic and innovative teams and be part of a company invested in your growth and development across all areas.

Want to work with us? We’re always looking for great people to join the team so for general information on current vacancies then please contact us.

Our Group


Lady Libertine

Aperitivo bar & Restaurant

25 West Register Street
0131 322 1020


All Day Dining

329 High Street
0131 230 0410



Contact Info

0131 225 4465

9 Advocates Close, Edinburgh, EH1 1ND


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