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Norton House Hotel & Spa

Ingliston, EDINBURGH, EH28 8LX

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A stone-built manor house dating from the early Victorian era, Norton House was once home to the Usher family, beer-brewers and distillers of the Glenlivet single malt. The family lends its name to the principal dining room, a compact space with just seven tables, done in white and adorned with narrow framed casts of architectural features from the original Usher Hall, an interesting feature. Graeme Shaw cooks modern Scottish food led by impeccable regional ingredients, in presentations that heap the components of each dish together rather than islanding each one in lonely isolation. A home-made boudin of white pudding interleaved with foie gras comes with balled apple, salt-baked celeriac and pickled kohlrabi under a yeasty, appley foam, while another foam, this time redolent of shellfish, covers a construction of smoked langoustines in cannelloni with spinach. At main, there may be Scrabster monkfish with oysters and kale, or a serving of no fewer than four cuts of Border lamb - belly, back, loin and crumbed sweetbreads - with assertive garnishes of fennel, olives and goats' cheese in mustard sauce. A fascinating marshmallow-textured parfait of calvados with intense apple sorrel sorbet, puréed prunes and frangipane ends things with a flourish. Incidentals, including brilliant breads, are equally captivating.

Further information

Tel: 0131 333 1275
& 0845 072 7468 [7]
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Days closed: Sun-Tue
Dates closed: Jan-Feb
Days closed for lunch: all week

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern Scottish, French
Chef: Graeme Shaw, Glen Bilins
Number of seats: 22
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 3
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £26.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M8 junct 2, off A8, 0.5m past Edinburgh Airport
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