Back from a mini-hiatus, I’ve been crawling around one of the most popular cocktail bars in Bruntsfield: Henricks.
There’s been a fair bit going on in the land of Bug recently, with holidays, a job change and some other bits and bobs, so I’ve been crawling around Edinburgh a little bit slower than usual as of late. But never fear! I am in the process of coming back and I will be right up to full pace within the next week or so 🙂
In the meantime, let me tell you about the last time I went to Henricks Bar in Bruntsfield. The place has a good reputation for cocktails so I went with a couple of friends to give them a whirl and also try out their tasty pre-theatre menu, which at the time of writing is £12.50 for two course up to 6.45pm – perfect if you are looking for an early dinner.
Inside there is a bar section, and a small area for dining to the right hand side. It is Bruntsfield, so there is a slight upmarket feel to it but it still manages to retain a level of cosyness. Plus, its location on the main road makes it the perfect location for people watching through the window as you’re having your drinks!
The cocktails at Henricks
Henricks have a robust cocktail menu with a selection of the old favourites as well as new unique creations. Ranging from around £6 – £8, the bill comes in at about average for this area. I tried the wild berry mule, which was lovely and fruity although lacked the ginger kick that I was expecting. My friends had a french martini and a black bramble, which they both really enjoyed.
The drinks were really refreshing and drinkable, so much so that we ordered another round at the end of our meal, as opposed to ordering a normal pudding!
The pre-theatre menu includes two courses within the set price, so we went for a starter and a main. One of my friends went with the flatbread to start, which was loaded with brie and peppers. It was quite a big serving of brie but she seemed to enjoy it.
I went for the haggis balls, which were served with a whisky marmalade. You wouldn’t think the sweetness of the marmalade and haggis would go together, but it made a really pleasant combination! They were quite small, but this made them a nice size for a starter.
The haddock and chips with minted mushy peas sounded so delicious on the menu – we all decided to have the same thing! We were given a generous portion, and the fish was nice and big with a thick batter coating. It was served with simple chips and mushy peas, nothing groundbreaking but a guaranteed crowd pleaser!
With a lovely selection of cocktails and a value food menu, Henricks is a great place to go for a little bite to eat in Bruntsfield. Be sure to check out my other reviews in the area if you need more inspiration!
Henricks (website) is at 1-3 Barclay Place, EH10 4HW. Head up Lothian Road from the city centre then bear right when you get to Tollcross up towards the Kings Theatre. Alternatively you can hop on the 11, 15, 16, 23, 36 or 45 bus.