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Nauticus Bar

The story of Nauticus began with Kyle and Iain, chatting over drinks about creating a bar to champion Scottish produce wherever possible. They dug deep - spending many days researching and thinking about every element. It soon became apparent that this had not been done before - this was brand new territory! Our priority here is produce made in Scotland or owned by a Scottish company; where this wasn’t feasible, Scottish heritage somewhere down the line was paramount. 18 months later, the dream is a reality and we’re proud to say that 90% of our products are Scottish, or have Scottish links.

Our name Nauticus is latin for Nautical. We decided on this name due to Leith’s historical ties with shipping and Global trade. Leith has an extremely rich and interesting history; we hope that you enjoy reading through the menu, and that you find it as fascinating as we did when researching it. Each of our chapters relate to a period of time in and around Leith; from tea and spice routes, the gin craze, sherry trade and the key role that Leith played in the whisky boom.

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Get in Touch

Website messages are montiored Monday - Thursday, 10am-6pm. If you would like to make an enquiry outwith these times, please give us a call on the number below.

0131 629 9055Dugs Welcome

Opening times

Mon - Fri (4pm - Late)

Sat - Sun (3pm - Late)

Find Us on the Map

142 Duke St, Edinburgh EH6 8HR