The Queens Arms: Food Fit for a Queen, Edinburgh

I couldn’t think of a better time to visit The Queens Arms than on the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s reign. Sticking to the British theme, my boyfriend and I chose to dine on a Sunday afternoon, to experience the Sunday Roast*.


The Queens Arms is a basement pub below Frederick Street and has a wonderful cosy atmosphere, which is perfect for settling into on a cold winter’s afternoon. The interior and layout provides a brilliant vibe for group and couple dining. There are a few different seating options, but we were sat at a small booth with it’s own mini door, which felt quite private even in a busy pub. The atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed – exactly what you need when enjoying a chilled out Sunday roast.

After being welcomed to our seats, we ordered 2 glasses of wine, confirmed that we had reserved the roast and were informed that the roast of the day was beef. Having heard a lot of great things about The Queen’s Arms Sunday roast, Sam and I were really looking forward to our meal.

Despite the pub being packed with people both eating and drinking, it didn’t take too long for our food to arrive and it looked incredible. We loaded up our plates with beef, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, cabbage and mash, poured over the gravy and tucked in. I had my eye on the roast potatoes as soon our food arrived because they looked deliciously crispy and luckily they tasted just as good as I had hoped! All of the food was fantastic; the meat was cooked really well with a good amount of seasoning and the cabbage was delightfully buttery. I loved the sharing design of the meal because it made our lunch seem more homely, which matched the setting perfectly.



After clearing our plates, we were offered teas and coffees, which accompanied our sharing dessert. The desserts were a Victoria sponge and tiramisu. I’m not a coffee fan, so I didn’t enjoy the tiramisu, but the sponge was a great way to round off the meal because it was light and fluffy.


The Sunday Roast for 2 is £29.50 and consists of the Roast of the Day to Share and the Dessert of the Day to Share with coffee and shortbread. I think this is fantastic value and I will most certainly be going back for the Sunday Roast and to sample more of the a la carte menu. One of my favourite things about The Queens Arms is that you can eat and drink here for any occasion. The Sunday Roast for 2 is great for couples or the light bites menu is ideal for a group of friends catching up over some drinks.


*Although our meal was complimentary, all opinions are my own.

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