Victoria Baroque design, tiled mosaics on the walls, beer, good wine and oysters.
The Cafe Royal tucked away down a side street off St. Andrew Square is possibly one of the best bars in Scotland and the wider UK. Built in the 1820’s its Victoria Baroque design has been unaltered. Stained glass windows, ornate plaster designed ceiling, island bar with deco style light fittings and ceramic wall mosaics by Doulton and painted by John Eyre.
Serving a range of cask beers, good wine and whisky as well as its trade mark mussels and oysters claimed to be the best in town. There is a small side restaurant that is accessed by a turning door off the street serving fine food in a small dining room that is as ornate and interesting as the main bar. Whether you go for a coffee, a pint, a dram of a plate of oysters do go. This bar is a must see, its one of a kind and a wee hidden spot off the main beat.