The Mockingbird lands in Edinburgh

Toby Darcus and Mathew Sharkey have opened The Mockingbird Bar and Kitchen on 72-74 Newington Road in Edinburgh’s southside in the former site of The Crag Bar and The Steamie.

The Mockingbird seats 50 on its ground floor plus an extra 32 covers in a private dining area upstairs.

A quick “hands on” four-week refurbishment costing £20k led by the owners has created a contemporary, atmospheric bar with plenty of character.

Toby Darcus said, “It’s the perfect site for us. We were keen on this area as it’s really been coming up the last year or two.”

He added, “The design is loosely based on the film To Kill a Mockingbird with subtle references, like tyres on the wall and the front of the building, and a tree suspended from the ceiling.”

There are also plans to host live music on a stage at the back of the bar.

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