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Family friendly, great food, warm atmosphere - find it all at The Espy

Traditional pub featuring hearty meals, cocktails and outdoor seats with views of the Firth

More Than Just a Night Out

Looking over the sands of Portobello, across the Firth of Forth to the Kingdom of Fife is the Esplanade or as some folks like to say the Espy. We serve fresh food including breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night nachos. We also run film nights/quiz nights where we raise money for the local cat and dog home, parmy night as well as Rum and Roast night.
We are a relaxed, dog friendly bar and restaurant serving up daily specials. We love welcoming locals and holiday makers and would love to see you!

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More than just a pub......

At The Espy on Portobello's famous seafront, we like to think we're more than just a pub. We have a thriving community of locals and we love to welcome visitors and holidaymakers too. Our food is all home made and all delicious. Don't expect just pub classics - we like to add new and exciting dishes like Jambalaya, Tex Mex and Thai curries to our menu alongside our famous burgers and parmos. Food is available from 8.30am when we begin serving our hearty breakfasts right through till late night tacos. 

Of course our drinks menu is as varied and exciting as our food and we have regular guest ales, wines and whiskeys.

Events wise we have everything from Bird Bingo for a rainy afternoon to live music, food themed nights, film nights and our regular Wednesday quiz. We're proud to support our local dog and cat rescue centre and raise lots of cash for them.

So whether you just want a quiet pint and to read the paper or something more lively, we've got what you're looking for at The Espy.


What We’ve Got Planned

Something For Everyone

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Wednesday night is quiz night!

Want to try out your general knowledge prowess? Fancy winning £30? Don't mind ritual humiliation if you come last? Then you sound like our kind of people! Come and try out our popular quiz! Kids version at 3pm during holidays!

Chicken Parmy Night

If you love parmos, beer and great value then you'll love our Chicken Parmy Deal available every Thursday. For £12 you get a parmo, and a bottle of guest beer or wine.

(Non) Traditional Sunday Roast

Everyone loves a roast on a Sunday right? Well at the Espy we like to give that roast a little twist so if whether you ant beef, Yorkshire pud and 2 veg or you fancy something a bit different, we'll have something for everyone. 


Come to the Espy for:

  • Family friendly pub 

  • Dog friendly 

  • Hearty delicious food

  • A warm welcome

  • Plenty of entertainment

  • Gorgeous views over the Firth of Forth

Did we also mention that if you're looking for a venue for a celebration, charity night, wedding or any other event, the Espy is available for private hire. Speak to the team to find out more.

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mike russell and his dog enjoying a pint

"Great evening, very Dog friendly, Tavish enjoyed his “pint” as much as I did

coffee and a lovely view outside

"Lovely, very good quality food, friendly helpful staff and prominent sea view position. Really enjoyed the whole package."