We wanted to find the best chicken wings in Europe, so we bravely (and greedily!) set out to find the best spots in each country that serve some seriously finger-licking good wings. Today, we’re diving into all of the best spots in Edinburgh.
From the BBQ joints to the hot wing specialists, right through to the sports bars serving them with ice-cold beer, there is something on this list for everybody.
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As the name so aptly suggests, Wings Edinburgh specialises in serving up some of the regions most well-cooked and well-seasoned chicken wings. They’re so good that they’ve even been described as “ninja-level” good. Truly, this is a mecca for any wing lover visiting the city, with over 75 different flavours to choose from.
The Boozy Cow is one of the Edinburgh’s most Instagrammable burger bars. While they’re known for thick, mouthwatering burgers and creamy milkshakes, you can’t overlook their chicken wings. The You’ve Been Tango’d wings come with fresh orange, Tango and chilli glaze that’ll have you drooling before the first bite.
You’d never guess that one of the city’s trendiest Mexican restaurants might be home to some of the best Edinburgh wings, but that’s exactly what you’ll find at El Cartel. Amidst a menu of freshly-made, authentic Mexican street food you’ll find the Chamoy Wings. Roast chicken wings with mango and tamarind sauce? Yes, please!
Spatch is one of Edinburgh’s trendiest bars and eateries. Heading here with friends feels fun every time you visit. And, every Wednesday at Spatch you can enjoy all you can eat wings and a pint of Amstel for just £12 per person. Sauces include Garlic Ranch, House BBQ, Piri- Piri, Buffalo, or Nuclear Hot.
Craving ice-cold beer and some world-class wings? The Hanging Bat is a unique beer cave that’ll soothe both of your cravings. Porters, IPAs, and creamy stouts all tantalise your taste buds as you rotate in between sipping and chewing. Choose from BBQ or Spicy sauce and prepared to be delighted.
Modern, trendy and oh-so-cosy is the perfect way to describe this Edinburgh bar. While we suggest eventually grazing through the entire menu, we’re particularly partial to the chicken wings. Opt for the ever-classic buffalo wings or scale it up and order the Buffalo Chicken Tenders. Buttermilk chicken covered in buffalo sauce is a delicacy you’re going to have to treat yourself to more than once.
At Zuhus they hand grill some of the juiciest and most succulent spiced chicken in town. While known primarily for their Peri-Peri marinated chicken, their wings are just as delectable for those after a bird-based delight. Order the Wing Platter, which comes with 10 chicken wings, two sides, and two bottomless soft drinks.
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