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December 18, 2014
Make tracks to The Black Fox.
Make tracks to The Black Fox.

Leith Walk’s animal population is growing. In addition to the well established Woodland Creatures and The Brass Monkey bars, The Black Fox has now taken up residence on the Walk’s Albert Place.

The premises have seen quite a turnover in recent years. The Old Salt, Luna Bar, Destination and Priscilla’s are among the names which have set up shop at 17 Albert Place in the last few years.

Hoping to demonstrate greater longevity, The Black Fox is part of the ongoing gentrification of Leith Walk.

According to their website, they want ‘every visit here to be an adventure’ – something that is pretty much guaranteed in some of the Walk’s more colourful bars.

Craft beer

Naturally, craft beer is one of The Black Fox’s selling points. From the William Bros’ Joker IPA to Gamma Ray American Pale, the beer list certainly avoids the more obvious international brands.

The 5pm Dining blog was taken by the cocktail list. In particular, the Rub and Rye caught our eye. Any drink that combines Bulleit Rye, egg white and a beef jerky garnish has to be worth closer inspection.

Although we’re not sure if it is actually a cocktail or breakfast combined with a hair of the dog.

Times are a’changing

As well as the obligatory burgers, the food menu also offers pizza, salads (My, oh my, Leith Walk is changing) and dishes such as mackerel and horseradish paté on toast or roast pork belly with a cider cream sauce.

We wish The Black Fox every success.

While on the subject of Edinburgh bars, we understand that Bar Kohl on George IV Bridge is shutting its doors on January 24th.

A new, as yet unannounced bar is planned for the site.