Café Royal Oyster Bar


in New Town

Stained-glass window in the Cafe Royal Oyster Bar.

Pass through the revolving doors on the corner of West Register St and you're transported back to Victorian times – a palace of glinting mahogany, polished brass, marble floors, stained glass, Doulton tiles, gilded cornices and starched table linen so thick it creaks when you fold it. The menu is mostly classic seafood, from oysters on ice to Scottish lobster thermidor.