Edinburgh dining - Sheila please help!

Old Sep 21st, 2002, 11:51 AM
Nigel Doran
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Edinburgh dining - Sheila please help!

I'm off to E'burgh for a v. hastily arranged nd v. good value easyJet/lastminute.com combo on Friday. Arrive v. early and leave on Saturday after 20.00. Statying at the Balmoral.
Where to eat on Friday night? I have been to E'burgh on several occasions, but always to stay with mates close to the city centre. Willing to spend up to £40 p.person including wine. Where's memorable but not stuffy? F Y I, I enjoyed the new museum restaurant the last time I went, but that was for lunch.
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 12:54 PM
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I'm not Sheila, but I'm just back from Edinburgh. We ate at Martin's on Rose Street North Lane -- I commented on the meal on another recent thread which I will try to top for you. The food was exzcellent -- the ambience serious, but casual and the prix fixe dinner was £25, which with some wine falls easily inside your range. WE had a lot of special stuff as it was my husband's birthday and our bill was still only around £80. The high point was the cheese tray -- although every other aspect of the meal was delicious. Martin and his wife Gay are delightful.
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Old Sep 21st, 2002, 01:04 PM
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Hi Nigel,

One of my favorite restaurants in Edinburgh is The Marque. Edinburgh has many wonderful restaurants. In fact, there are several I'd recommend depending on what type of food you want. Jackson's and Martin's are both good. There are several great Asian and Italian restaurants. I also enjoy The Witchery, but it is very pricey. Have a great trip!
Old Sep 21st, 2002, 03:43 PM
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I'm Sheila (at least I think I am, but at this time of night it's hard to tell). In your shoes, I would choose one of a) Rogue in Morrison street. Reasonably new- the chap who owns and runs it used to be half of Fitzhenry in Leith. Modern style. Best meal I've had this year.


I too like the Marque, although its younger sibling, the Marque Central, at the back of the Lyceum, is nice too and far better placed for you.


A place I haven't been, but which is getting rave reviews, is Olorosa. Any one of thes is going to need a booking for a Friday night.

The new, much vaunted, restaurant at Harvey Nicks is getting panned. So don't go there.

I was with Sally and David, just after their meal at Martin's. They certainly enjoyed it. (I think it may be just a tad overdone, but when I've been, if I'm wrong, I'll eat my words. And it does sound as though they have a cheese board to die for)


Jackson's I'd never heard about until this posting, but it gets one star from Hardens.

The Witchery has a wine list "nae handy", but I felt was very overprice at about £50 head when my husband and I visited 18 months ago. I also dislike being as crowded as it is.

Come back to me for any specifics, if you want

Old Sep 21st, 2002, 07:23 PM
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We've actually gone back to E'burg just to eat at Martin's! And martin and Gay are wonderful hosts and if you want to know about wine,cheese or whisky Martin is your man!

If Cullen Skink is on..have it!
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