About Daylight Robbery
New Town bar, diner and late night den
Named after a Georgian tax on windows, Daylight Robbery is a cool bar, diner and late night hangout on Dublin Street in Edinburgh’s New Town. Tiled walls, booths and banquette seating plus classic film posters make for a simple but atmospheric setting. A quirky, dimly-lit, speakeasy basement bar -Downstairs Robbery – opens late at weekends. The outside seating area is ideal for watching the New Town’s flaneurs. Contemporary cocktails, a select wine list and a large selection of draught, bottled and canned craft beers stave off thirst in all the Daylight Robbery spaces.
21st century bar food
Daylight Robbery’s menus take their cue from all over the globe. Light bites include Peruvian chicken strips, Jamaican fish fingers and Ethiopian chicken wings. There is a range of hotdogs and burgers plus a selection of main courses that range from Korean-spiced pork belly burrito to hake in a panko crust with tattie wedges, cocktail sauce and salad.
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are an integral part of the offer rather than an after-thought. Think pea bhaji burritos; socca pancakes topped with scrambled tofu and vegan Indian fish and chips made with fillets of aubergine and chana masala.
New Town attractions and transport links
Daylight Robbery is on Dublin Street a five minute walk away from the National Portrait Gallery, Multree Walk, the tram line and Princes Street. Waverley train station is a ten minute walk. There is limited on-street parking.