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Apex International Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, EDINBURGH, EH1 2HS

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Enter the ground floor of this modern hotel and take the lift to the top to reach the Heights Restaurant, a large room with a pale colour scheme and floor-to-ceiling windows giving spectacular views over to nearby Edinburgh Castle. The kitchen makes good use of Scotland's abundant larder in a modern, international style of cooking. Start perhaps with cured Loch Etive trout, served with oyster mayonnaise and pickled cucumber, or pig's cheek and ham hock terrine with home-made piccalilli. Main courses are never too complicated to confuse the palate, among them maybe roast rump of lamb, cooked pink, with a pastille of the neck, smoked aubergine and pine nut purée, with the sea represented by roast cod fillet, properly timed, well matched by a clam and mussel broth and noodles. Desserts are variations of classics: perhaps coconut pannacotta with salt-baked pineapple, or pistachio sponge with matching ice cream.

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Tel: 0845 365 0002
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Open/closed

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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