The previous Constitution bar and restaurant in Leith reopened last weekend under a new identity, Malones Irish Pub. It’s the second Malones location in Edinburgh, owned by the Keane family. They also run the Malones at Haymarket, along with the Cask Smugglers and Festival Village, located on the roof of Edinburgh’s Waverley Market, and other Malones branches in Glasgow and Aberdeen, where the family owned pub group started.
The new Malones on Constitution Street can host up to 250 patrons and operates seven days a week. Just like its Haymarket counterpart, this location is the second in Edinburgh to serve Tennent’s Tank Lager.
The pub also serves its own signature spirits and offers a food menu primarily featuring high-quality local seafood. Their signature Smugglers Spirit brands, including gin and vodka, are made in Edinburgh using locally sourced, hand-picked ingredients and they work with a distillery based in Dublin’s famous Libertines district to produce their exclusive Malones Triple Cask Irish Whiskey.
The pub’s food menu is led by head chef Ruxi Mirton-Teng. Ruxi, a local resident of Leith, who has a background working at the Michelin-starred restaurant Heron.
Simon Keane, one of the owners, said, “Malones as a brand is great craic. But also remember that we’re Irish people running authentic Irish pubs – not Irish themed pubs. You’ll find no Paddy-wackery stuff here. It’s all good quality drinks, live music from local talent, sports, great locally-sourced food, and attentive service from my wonderful team.”
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