Richard is still in New Town, but with great bar staff like Robbie Johnston at Nightcap - why would you want to leave? Nightcap might be a relatively new addition to the Edinburgh bar scene, but Robbie's been serving drinks expertly for a decade.

Name: Robbie Johnston

Age: 28

Bar: Nightcap

Background: Born in Edinburgh and has been working in bars since he was 18. Parents ran Cafe Graffiti. Studied art at Telford College but carried on bartending and became involved with cocktails and decided that was the career for him. Then worked in the Scotsman Hotel, Tigerlily, Bon Vivant/El Cartel and Timberyard before ending up in Nightcap where he's been since its opening night.

Ambition: To own his own bar, restaurant and art space and maybe even a brewery while also seeing more of the world.

Favourite Drink: Debbie Don't

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Mama Biashara
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