The Jam House

5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE

New Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: British

About The Jam House

City centre music club and restaurant

Housed inside the grand interior of the former BBC Broadcasting House on Edinburgh’s Queen Street, The Jam House is a music club inspired by the American House of Blues venues. As well as a number of cosy booth tables, the first floor restaurant has a balcony overlooking the dance floor and stage. Live, usually acoustic, music provides a gentle accompaniment to dinner before the band and then DJ kick in later on in the evening. After dinner dancing is encouraged as are smart casual clothes.

International flavours

Dinner at The Jam House offers flavours from all over the globe and includes plenty of home-grown, local influences. The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the classic cock-a-leekie soup – made with corn-fed chicken, or the rare breed Scottish pork terrine.

A hearty main course might be the slow braised blade of beer with prunes, bacon and horseradish mash and Yorkshire pudding. A lighter option could be the pan-fried salmon fillet with confit fennel, tomato, capers and basil pesto. There are plenty of veggie options like the Jerusalem artichoke and chestnut risotto.

Dessert might be a double choc brownie with vanilla ice cream or a delicate panna cotta with raspberry compote. 

City centre transport links

The Jam House is on Queen Street in between Hanover and North St David streets. Waverley Station, the tram line and several major bus routes are a ten minute walk. There is limited on-street parking outside and there is a car park at the St James Centre.

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