About Shackleton’s Bar and Brasserie
Restaurant was very busy due to the rugby match. Despite that the staff were prompt and pleasant. Lovely starter of smoked salmon, main course of homemade grilled burgers was excellent with superb chips and homemade onion ring and coleslaw.
Excellent value - and quality
Charming British brasserie in the West End
Named after the Polar explorer who once lived in these South Learmonth Garden premises, Shackleton’s Bar and Brasserie is part of Channings Hotel in Edinburgh’s West End. Decked out with nautical memorabilia and photos of his expeditions, the brasserie is comfortable yet elegant and a haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. The kitchen uses seasonal Scottish produce to serve a variety of modern British cuisine and Shackleton’s is ideal for diners looking for a quick bite to eat in the bar, an informal lunch with friends or family, or a cosy meal for two in the evening.
A varied menu using the best seasonal produce
The bar at Shackleton’s offers visitors a selection of items from burgers and sandwiches to pizzas and sharing platters. More traditional tastes are also catered for with dishes like the beer battered haddock and twice-cooked chunky chips; fish pie; and pork sausages with mash and caramelised onion gravy.
Dishes you may find on the seasonally changing brasserie menu include the Scottish chicken terrine; the salad of sweet cured Summer Isle salmon with potato and horseradish; or the roasted supreme of Scottish chicken with crushed Heritage potatoes, broad beans, spinach and chorizo oil. Should you have room for dessert, then the dark chocolate financier with Madagascan vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate sauce is very luxurious.
West End accessibility and transport links
Shackleton’s Bar and Brasserie is on South Learmonth Gardens in Edinburgh’s West End and a short distance from the ‘village within the city’, Stockbridge. The restaurant is around fifteen minutes on foot from both the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the shopping hub of Princes Street. Some payable car parking is available outside of Channings Hotel, and Haymarket train station is a brisk twenty minute walk from the restaurant.