NileGuide Expert Says:
A perfect restaurant for those in a particularly romantic mood.
100 lindsay road
EH6 4TZ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
New Town/City Center
tel: 0131 552 8707
NileGuide Expert tip:
Order the restaurant's famous fish and chips!
Ye Old Famous Peacock Inn is a classy and quaint restaurant in Newhaven (a harbour and fishing village on the Firth of Forth within the city of Edinburgh, between Leith and Granton. It has about only 5000 inhabitants). Fittingly so, since many locals visit the Peacock Inn to taste some of the best fish and chips in the city. Come with your girl friends and enjoy an early evening fish tea party next to the inn's cozy fireplace. This restaurant is certainly a hidden gem in Edinburgh - not many tourists even know of its existence!
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History of restaurant, courtesy of Old Peacock Inn:
Thomas Peacock was a vintner of Newhaven who petitioned the Edinburgh Town Council in 1767 to grant him a few of the links and the houses on them. His petition was successful and the peacock quickly proved to be a most popular resort and an asset to the village.
Many famous people patronized the peacock. Charles Reade while studying the life of the fisher-folk for his novel "Christie Johnstone" stayed here and was long remembered by a pane of glass in one of the windows, inscribed not only with his name but bearing also the autograph of sir Henry Irving, the famous actor. unfortunately, this unique memorial was broken during a storm. In the restaurant bar hangs a photograph of three famous Scots poets, Hugh McDiarmid, Sydney Goodsir Smith and Norman McCaig, taken at the inaugural meeting of the 200 Burns Club held in the peacock on the 20th January 1959.