241-243 Portobello High Street | Edinburgh EH15 2AW
Phone: 0131 629 3037
Over the last few years, the wee seaside town of Portobello has experienced somewhat of a culinary rennaissance, with bars and restaurants popping up faster than the cries of 'taps aff!' which echo across the beach at the first sign of summer sun. Standing out amongst the crowd is no easy task, and yet The Skylark has achieved just that.
Perfectly positioned in the town's High Street and just a short walk from the promenade, The Skylark is spread across what was formerly two separate shops, and its quirky layout works well with its many identities. Is it a coffee shop? Is it a bistro? Is it a bar? The truth is, it's a bit of everything.
By day, there's a great selection of breakfast and lunch options, from morning rolls to light salads and croque madames, which fit in well with the rustic French decor. When the sun goes down the candles come out, along with a sophisticated evening menu that'll leave you spoiled for choice.
As well as providing a cosy setting to escape the often misleading Scottish elements, The Skylark plays a big part in the local community, regularly opening up its doors for family friendly events, writing clubs and music nights. The only difficulty might be finding yourself a seat!