Belle&Co takes its design and inspiration from the Belle Époque era (1890-1914), when peace and prosperity in Paris and London allowed the arts to flourish, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theatre, and visual art gained recognition. Original Victorian floorboards cover the entire area, with gold-trimmed burgundy theatre curtains filling the length of the performance space while gold leaf Mulberry Damask fabric hugs the walls surrounding the fleur-de-lis tin-clad bar and ceiling. Paris bentwood chairs were sourced from Parisian antique fairs along with a comfy Edwardian-style chesterfield in this opulent bijou bar.
Working with the team from Shaker Consultancy, the Bar Manager has carefully selected a menu of 12 decadent original cocktails for the Belle&Co menu using barrel-ageing, house sodas, reductions, and house-made cordials, including grapefruit and lemon, lime and pomegranate cordials. Apple, Spiced Mango and Port reductions are also scattered throughout the menu, while solera-aged cocktails and sharing drinks are served in vintage musical cars, crystal-cut decanters and steaming copper kettles.
Mondays will play host to the Monday Cocktail Cinema Club (MCCC), showing vintage, classic, cult and modern movies to regulars and newcomers, with free popcorn and fantastic food and drink offers!
Tuesdays will continue with the open mic performance and comedy evening under the name of Party Piece, ran by Edinburgh Fringe regular Tom Webb.
Belle&Co offers Wednesday-Saturday for table bookings, with a limited capacity of no more than 30, and reservations are highly recommended at least two weeks in advance, as their diary is already jammed-packed for the next several weeks.
Belle&Co is available for exclusive hire for private parties and office shindigs; other features include a cinema screen, iPod docking station, and full AV equipment. You can even have your very own award-winning mixologist to whip up a personalised cocktail list.