About The Voyage of Buck
Quirky dining and cocktails in the West End
The Voyage of Buck is a West End restaurant and cocktail spot based around a fictitious 19th century explorer named Buck. Expect a menu of globally influenced food and an extensive selection of creative cocktails, both inspired by Buck’s imaginary travels. The decor is also a nod to heroic Victorian adventurers and conjures up the feeling of being in some balmy Colonial bar. A cabinet of curiosities adds to the overall theme. Cosy booths and sofas make this a relaxing spot to unwind over lunch or dinner while soaking up the vintage voyager vibe.
Imaginative global cuisine
The Voyage of Buck serves up contemporary dishes showcasing flavours from around the world.
Menus can change, but sample picks from the small plate selection include the roast cauliflower soup with hazelnut & spinach pesto; the monkfish scampi with curried mayo, and the crackling squid with shredded fennel, fresh mint and red chilli aioli.
Over in the mains, tempting options include the oven roast pork belly with tempura crayfish, pickled watermelon, chargrilled lettuce and jus; the pan-fried hake with spiced shrimp butter, harissa leeks, green beans and toasted almonds, and the pear, pecorino and mascarpone ravioli with pecan brown butter and sage leaves.
Lunchtime sandwich plates include the chargrilled steak on toasted sourdough with parmesan, vine tomatoes and horseradish mayo; the smashed avocado on sourdough with poached egg, confit tomatoes and red chilli, and the crispy monkfish scampi with homemade pickles and lemon mayo.
Cocktails are split into the geographic themes of Delhi, Saint Tropez, Kyoto and Casablanca. Intriguingly named choice include A Passage to India, Robert Louis Stevenson and Memoirs of a Geisha.
West End transport links and attractions
The Voyage of Buck is on William Street, within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. The Usher Hall and Royal Lyceum are both nearby, making this a stylish pre-theatre dining option for both. Pay parking can be found at the NCP on Edinburgh Castle Terrace and the nearest train station is Haymarket, a ten-minute walk away.