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Europe comes to Edinburgh as a gastropub offers damm good times as COVID-19 related restrictions on dining-in ease across Scotland.

Damm 27 in Edinburgh’s Causewayside, which opened its doors in 2019, promises a taste of the continent in the year where our trips abroad may just have to be replaced by some superb European drinks and dishes from around the world.

The welcoming bar features a captivating continental twist and serves all the bottles you never got around to stocking your fridge with during lockdown – like Birra Moretti, Amstel, Estrella Damm and Beavertown on draft, old world European wines a plenty and the cocktail list includes Casa D’oro, Negroni made with Edinburgh Gin and Martinis.

Damm 27 ‘s bar is already hugely popular with locals and students and the gastropub’s food menu has been refined with a French and continental theme, with a focus on flavour and freshness. The new menu was designed by Development Chef John Molloy from Base Scotland, the team behind Glaschu and The Duke’s Umbrella in Glasgow.

Development Chef John Molloy said:

We chose to have a small menu with an emphasis on quality ingredients with a selection of meat, the freshest of fish, vegetarian and vegan options to enable us to serve up 100% fresh and real cooked food focussing on excellent quality. 

“We’ve kept some of our customer’s most favourite staples and introduced a new brunch menu. The drinks menu has been designed to pair with our food and even if you’re just joining us for a pint, glass of wine or a cocktail, there’s a plethora of sharing platters – charcuterie, Mediterranean cheese and a mezze option and nibbles like Gordal olives, chilli and lime mixed nuts, deep fried guindillas chillies and crispy chicken wings with chilli mango sauce.”

“For mains, some of my favourites are Fish of the Day, the French Onion Burger which features two smashed beef patties, gruyere, caramelised onion gravy, seeded brioche, truffle mayo and triple cooked chips and our Braised Shin of Beef Bourguignon Pie comes with Pommery Mustard mash.

“Our sides of bone marrow mac n’ cheese, truffle gruyere fries and smoked cheese currywurst fries are all good with a pint or glass of wine if you’re after a lighter bite

General Manager Nikolaos Markou said:

One of our main goals, this year, is to revitalise Edinburgh’s long-standing connection with our locals and welcoming new tourists and because no one will be getting away to Amsterdam, Bruges, or Berlin anytime soon, so we are delighted to share with them the tastes of these locations. 

“Our Moules-Frites, wine and Mediterranean sharing platters are sure to make you forget all about those holiday plans and enjoy a continental escape in the heart of the city.”

On the weekend customers can enjoy an a la carte brunch menu or the bottomless brunch and if you’re out for stroll, Damm 27 is within walking distance from The Queen’s Hall, Summerhall and Meadows Park, Edinburgh University, the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Mile and Arthur’s Seat.

Head Chef Stephen Wood said:

“I’ve spent the last few weeks in the kitchen preparing for re-opening and we can’t wait to return to what we love doing, I’m excited about our new brunch menu, Sunday lunch and our desserts of which three are vegetarian and gluten free.”

The team at Damm 27 are also delighted to be able to offer students a hand when it comes to drinks and dining out, Nikolaos Markou, General Manager said:

We offer great student discounts at Damm27 as students can enjoy 20% off food seven days a week, a 2-4-1 burger and mussel pot offer and drinks discounts including £5 cocktails, a pint of Amstel and spirits. To access these discounts, just download the digital discount card via our website or scan the QR code in the venue and display your student card.”