In the heart of the New Town and close to the main shopping streets, this is the perfect spot for a revitalizing lunch or dinner after exploring the city. The contemporary international cooking reflects influences from Europe and Asia, the service is efficient and friendly, and the bar serves some of the best cocktails in Britain. Try the roasted duck breast with braised red cabbage and apples, or the aubergine galette (eggplant tart) with a tomato-and-cinnamon sauce.
The wine list has about 230 selections, including champagne. The dining room and roof terrace have stunning views across the Firth of Forth to the hills of Fife on one side, and the castle and city rooftops on the other. Check out the lunch deals: two courses for £19.50 or three courses for £24.50.
Aug 25, 2007
Beautiful (especially) at dusk and darkening hours. Lovely service . great presentation. Our son, a festival actor, booked it for 4---what a lovely family treat as our first night in Edinburgh. Delightful service. Go there---prepare to splurge and love it.
Jun 14, 2004
We visited on a Thursday night but without reservations were forced to sit in the bar. Food is excellent, but the wine list which was very well put together missed on 3 out of 5 requests--out of stock! A little pricey, but a great view of the city comes with it. Worth a visit.