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Apex International Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, EDINBURGH, EH1 2HS

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The full-drop windows that constitute one side of the fifth-floor Heights dining room at the Apex International frame stunning views of the Castle, theatrically illuminated on its mound after dark. Here, a fixed-price menu deals in modern European cooking using good Scottish ingredients in stimulating ways. Start perhaps with a two-tone mousse of red and yellow peppers, served with a polenta muffin and a pesto-ish basil and pine nut purée. That might lead on to sea bass and fennel with puréed artichoke and sweet cicely in a sauce of liquorice and red wine, or to braised Scottish beef cheeks with caramelised shallots, salsify crisps and barley. Finish fragrantly with lavender pannacotta, summer berries and sabayon gratin. Cheeses come with beetroot and apple chutney and home-made walnut and fruit bread.

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Tel: 0845 365 0002
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Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: Jan
Days closed for lunch: all week

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Scottish
Chef: John Newton
Number of seats: 120
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Apex International Hotel, Edinburgh


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Into Lothian Rd at west end of Princes St, then 1st left into King Stables Rd, leads into Grassmarket
Nearest station: Waverley

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