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Perfect pop-ups in Edinburgh this August

13 August 2015

Edinburgh's Summer Festivals are here and there's so much to see, do and experience. Amongst all of the buzz on the streets, fantastic performances and exhibitions, the Festivals also offer up some delightful pop-up bars and eatieries to tickle your tastbuds. 

Whet your appetite with our round up of some of this year's most mouth watering Festival pop-ups. 

Tony Singh's "Road Trip"

Tony Singh Road Trip Blog

Larger than life celebrity chef, Tony Singh, has taken up residence in the Metro Brasserie to bring eclectic street food to the people of Edinburgh over the festival season. Dishes are reasonably priced, starting at £5, and are inspired by Tony's travels across the globe,using the finest international and locally sourced ingredients. 

Enjoy dishes such as Canadian poutine, haggis pakora or a single fish, perfect for filling up between festival shows. And if you're in a hurry, you'll be pleased to know that all dishes are available to take away. 

Road Trip is at the Metro Brasserie in the Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS from the 1st to 31st August.

Tanquery No.Ten Terrace

GV Gin Terrace Edit

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If you're in need of a break from the festivals hustle and bustle on the Royal Mile then slip down Buchanan's Close and discover Tanquery No.Ten Terrace at G&V. Surrounded by historic Old Town buildings, leafy trees and shady canopies this is the perfect spot for a moment of calm if you're a gin lover. Serving up classic Martinis and G&Ts from 12.30pm to 10pm, sit back, relax and recharge the batteries before heading back out into the madness just down the close.

Tanquery No.Ten Terrace is G&V Royal Mile Hotel, 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD until 31st August.  

Dirty Dug

Dirty Dugs Collage

Popping up in the New Town for the festival season, Dirty Dug is serving up cocktails and tasty hot dogs to hungry patrons. Those feeling patriotic will enjoy the Mad Dug, which is covered with haggis, melted cheese and chippy sauce, while the Mac Daddy Dug, with macaroni cheese and bacon bits, will hit the spot for people craving a comfort food fix. 

You'll find Dirty Dug at 24A Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2JR from the 6th until 30th August.

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack

The legendary North Berwick seafood establishment makes its way into the city for the festival season. Follow your nose and the smell of delicious seafood to outside The Dome, where the Lobster Shack has set up an al fresco space perfect for Scottish summer dining. Their traditional fish and chips are a surefire winner, but if you want to go all out then you should try the fantastic grilled North Berwick lobster with garlic and herb butter. 

You can find the Lobster Shack popup outside the Dome, at 14 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF.

Grey Goose Boulangerie François Terrasse

Grey Goose Collage

Enjoy the finest vodka martinis and be transported to the shores of Côte d'Azur at Harvey Nichol's special 5th floor terrace this summer. Relax in the stylish surroundings as you take in the beautiful panoramic view of St Andrew Square as you savour some delicious Grey Goose vodka cocktails. Martini fans will be in their element with the intriguing martini flight: four mini drinks accompanied by petit fours. Or, for something different, try an imaginative cocktail made from Grey Goose flavoured vodka - perfect for enjoying in the sunshine. 

The Grey Goose Boulangerie François Terrasse will run over the summer on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols, 30-34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD.

Holy Garage

Holy Garage Pop Up EDIT

Hidden away on George Square Lane, just minutes away from the buzz in Assembly George Square, stumble across Artisan Roast's quirky festival pop-up Holy Garage. An ideal chill out spot during the day with plenty of seating and a laid back vibe. The menu is short and sweet with Artisan Roast's signature beans and Twelve Triangles' delightful filled doughnuts. In the evening they turn the dial up a notch, serving up Barney's Beer and absinthe with great live music into the wee small hours.

Holy Garage is open until 3am every day on George Square Lane throughout the festivals.

Looking for more tips for the Edinburgh Festivals? Check out our blog on how to get the most festival fun for your money.