The Roamin' Nose

14 Eyre Place, EH3 5EP

New Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: British, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian/Vegan, Modern

About The Roamin' Nose

Friendly neighbourhood café bistro

Tucked away on Eyre Place, towards the Water of Leith, the Roamin’s Nose is a compact neighbourhood café by day and candlelit bistro in the evenings. The big windows make it ideal for people watching while the regular exhibitions by local artists and the occasional evening of acoustic music help cement its place in the affections of local residents.

Local ingredients, Italian roots

During the day, cakes, omelettes, colourful salads, ciabatta and inventive filled rolls vie for attention with pasta and the popular house hamburgers. The small bites range is Roamin’ Nose’s take on tapas while brunch options might include breakfast rolls, French toast, smoked salmon and eggs or the full cooked.

During evening opening hours, the menu steps up a gear and a subtle Italian influence is often at play. The exact dishes change regularly but typical dishes might be the spaghetti with mussels, crab meat and a Finnan haddie or grilled venison with stewed beans, chorizo and baby parsnips.

What characterises all the dishes are that they are prepped with care, hearty and cooked home-style as opposed to fiddly, overworked, cheffy dishes.

Local transport and attractions

The Roamin’ Nose is on Eyre Place at the bottom of Dundas Street. There is limited on-street parking. Several bus routes run up and down Dundas Street to the city centre and beyond. Waverley train station and the tramline is a fifteen minute walk. Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens are short walk as are the quirky shops of Stockbridge to the West and Broughton Street to the East.

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