New Kid On The Block For Newington Corner Spot As SOUTHPOUR Settles In
Southsiders are set to welcome a brand new “brunch ’til bedtime” venue on the corner of Newington Road and East Preston Street. In its former lives, it was favoured local haunt The Wine Glass, before becoming Reverie, a bohemian vibe restaurant and bar.
Today, the site has just undergone extensive refurbishment, and looks set to bring something brand new to locals in the area. It’s been a labour of love for the new owners, whose careful renovation has seen original brickwork and even secret safes uncovered and restored to former glory. Inside, warm and welcoming textures of natural woods, soft leathers, and tonal teal create a distinctly relaxed and welcoming feel. Booths are cosy and comfy, and the relocated bar boasts a sprawling gantry- there is a nice nod to history too, with salvaged wood from The Reverie used in chevron panelling details.
The offer reflects the interior- its warming stuff you want to eat and drink, with a little something extra. Ema, the General Manager, says “staff favourites include the Schielhallion moules frites and the venison bridie, with baked plums & anise custard also emerging as a clear front runner.”
Brunch is decidedly laid back and absolutely worth leaving bed for, with highlights like oak smoked kippers and brioche eggy bread, and is available 10am-2pm 7 days a week, propped up with a steady supply of artisan coffee and fresher than fresh pastries. There will be fresh food specials on offer every day, and on Sundays, two roasts and heaps of seasonal veg will be available all day until it runs out.
Open until 1am every weekend, there will be live acoustic music on a Friday and Saturday night until late, with fortnightly “Meet The Maker” events aimed to drive bridging the gap between supplier and customer by way of an informal and engaging meet up. on the drinks list, firm draught favourites like Heverlee and Joker IPA sit alongside SOUTHPOUR’s own cask ale and Thistly Cross Ginger Cider. The bottled beer range is relatively compact compared to other venues in the area but perfectly formed, with guest beers and seasonal cocktails to compliment. A smart section of perfect gin serves, using almost exclusively Scottish brands from Dunnet Bay to The Cairngorms, is also a nice touch.
The venue will be open to the public from Monday 7th March, with bookings being taken from Monday 22nd March.