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last reviewed on 01-Jun-2009
55a Frederick Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 1HL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 131 622 7800
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Daily 7:30am-11pm
Door: Open door
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Wi-Fi
Price guide: Middling
Food: Bar nibbles
Ricks combines boutique 4 star hotel with ten 'super-chic' rooms with bar and restaurant. It is also little sister to Tigerlily close by but is very different in style being less bling and more understated.
With its long marble bar and low tan chairs, Ricks has a relaxed café bar vibe, indeed it's open from dawn till dusk for breakfast through to three course a la carte dining with bar snacks served along the way.
Being part of the Montpellier Group drinks are taken seriously; be that coffee or cocktails from the classics led menu. There are not many cafe bars in the world that serve cocktails of the quality available here, let alone with spirits selection that counts sixty different rums.
I am yet to sleep at Ricks but have been so comfortable sat at the bar here that I've come close.