The Edinburgh spoons were excellent; as I'm sure Chapeltom will agree
Can thoroughly recommend The Standing Order especially, was the pick of the lot.
I have never been in a 'Spoons in Edinburgh. There are so many fantastic pubs there it would just mean missing one of them out, particularly since I am not a big drinker. Even the GBG is pretty useless there as they seem to habitually leave out some of the best pubs. My top 3 Edinburgh pubs aren't in it and one does 8 Real ales AND has a traditional Edinburgh grumpy barman who I actually heard call someone a "P***" for ordering lager! Not politically correct but funny all the same!
Said barman had been offended by this posh English students woeful attempts to pronounce "Deuchars" (something like "Doitchers" was what came out) so the ordering of a pint of chemical fizz tipped him over the edge!
Fantastic City for drinking now, when I was at Uni there it had about 3 decent pubs.....