Until I read about Street Bar on Edinburgh Foody, the other day, I not only hadn’t heard of the place, but also hadn’t heard of the location, Conference Square, that is home to it.

That’s a little odd considering how close it is to my regular route, but it is rather buried in between the Sheraton Hotel and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. I found it easily enough, though, once I knew it was there.



The interior feels somewhat constrained by its location within a large office complex, but has a welcoming, modern and tranquil feel to it.

The menu is vibrant and characterful, with a selection of breakfast items, soups, salads and sandwiches for light lunches, and tapas dishes for more substantial meals. Service is at the counter, so I paused on arrival to take things in. I eventually settled upon the hot smoked salmon salad. I ordered and paid, then took a seat.



The dish was with me in double quick time. It looked a very generous portion. It proved to be a very good salad. It brought together a diverse range of accompaniments to the tasty salmon, with orange segments and beetroot most prominent.

I’m not entirely convinced it quite came together as a completely unified dish, but the individual elements were good enough to make up for that. I was very pleased with it.

Following on from this, I’ve already visited again, this time for breakfast, so can verify that their breakfast bagels are similarly good and their espresso, by Kimbo, is one of the better continental roasts I’ve tried, recently.

So overall, Street Bar is doing very good work. I’m glad to have finally found it and look forward to visiting again to sample their tapas selection. I’d recommend a visit.

Blythe scores Street Bar
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: hot smoked salmon salad

I drank: water

I wore: action footwear

Total bill: £4.75

Conference Square

Written by BKR