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August 17, 2018
The Barologist: liquid sunshine on Leith. Pic: Facebook

A few weeks back, we mentioned that The Barologist was opening in the old Cameo Bar premises in Leith.

It is now up and running and we are very taken with their 'meteorological' bar menu.

Essentially, a number of the drinks and menu items at the Commercial Street venue are weather-themed.

So, a Stolichnaya-based cocktail is The Beast from The East while a dish of fruit sorbet served over dry ice is a Storm in a Teacup.

The Shipping Forecast deli board has 24 items to choose from. They are all named after the sea areas mentioned in the shipping forecast.

Fisher/Iceland are garlic-infused Atlantic prawns while Fitzroy are albondigas or meatballs.

The 5pm Dining blog has always been fond of a little wordplay so we were quite tickled by The Barologist's haddock and chips.

They have called it the Michael Fish and Chips after the weatherman who failed to mention one of the UK's most catastrophic storms back in 1987.

New bars in Edinburgh: Nauticus

Sticking with Leith, albeit at the other end, Nauticus has just launched in the former Parlour bar premises on Duke Street.

Run by a couple of well known faces from Edinburgh's more cutting edge cocktail bars, they have tried to stock as much Scottish produce as possible.

And they seem to have done remarkably well. A reported 90% of their food and drink menus come from Scottish-made or Scottish-owned brands.

Peering gingerly into the future, we can spy another couple of possible new bars in Edinburgh.

The Signature Pub Group has announced plans for two new bars.

They hope to change a former Bank of Scotland at Holy Corner into a new bar and restaurant.

There are also plans to renovate the former Robertson Memorial Mission Church in the Grassmarket.

All being well, the new bar, restaurant, micro-brewery and rooftop terrace might even welcome its first customers before 2019 rolls around.

The Signature Pub Group's other Edinburgh ventures include Badger & Co. and Kyloe. In Glasgow, they run The RavenThe Smokin’ Fox and The Spiritualist in Glasgow.

Tom Kitchin's Southside Scran aims for November launch

If we stay around the Morningside/Bruntsfield axis, Signature's Holy Corner bar will have company in the form of Tom Kitchin's latest venture.

Southside Scran aims to open in November.

Scottish produce, French techniques and a showpiece rotisserie are all planned.

Keep checking back for more new bars in Edinburgh.