A little bit about us

Whether you are a visitor to our city or a local, you can be assured of a warm welcome from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We are located close to many of Edinburgh’s major attractions, and provide a convenient, comfortable stopping point for either a swift beer or a leisurely lunch.

If music is to your liking, we have live sessions once a month. Come along, enjoy a drink in convivial company and listen to the local talent. You will be most welcome to join in, or to take the stage to entertain us.


No.1 High Street was the original gathering place for famous Edinburgh Cape Society, founded in the 1700s and formally constituted till 1764. The pub is located in the heart of the Old Town’s literary quarter with many famous publishers based around ’The Netherbow’ since the early 1800s. Famous members included Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, who was born in 1750 in nearby Cap and Feather Close (now demolished). Other notable members of the original Cape were Deacon William Brodie, the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stephenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and the artists Alexander Runciman and Sir Henry Raeburn whose painting The Skating Minister is one of Scotland’s best known pieces of art. The club insignia was a cape or crown and two maces in the form of steel pokers. In the back room of the bar you will find several prints on the wall depicting the Cape Society.So, to summarise, if you are seeking a beautiful, historical & authentic venue to dine at, or to have a couple of drinks, No.1 High street is your perfect place to be…

Our food

Here at NO1 High Street, with our beautiful interiors and amazing location, based in the heart of the Royal Mile, we have a fantastic team whom serve you a wide range of beverages and food. We have the best fish and chips on the Royal Mile and don’t forget to get your fix of haggis “freshly caught today”. If you are in before 12noon you can grab a hearty breakfast before you explore our beautiful city.


We offer a large range of drinks, from your preference in Gin, Whisky, Beer or Cider… we most likely have it here at No1 High Street. We offer a Cocktail of the month, along with our beautiful Mulled Wine in time for our cooler seasons and Christmas. 

Where We Are

1 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

Opening TImes

Monday 10 am–12 am
Tuesday 10 am–12 am
Wednesday 10 am–12 am
Thursday 10 am–1 am
Friday 10 am–1 am
Saturday 10 am–1 am
Sunday 10 am–12 am

Get In Touch

Call us on 0131 556 5758