30-34 St Andrew Square, EDINBURGH, EH2 2AD
Views of the castle - check - the Forth Bridge - check; the vista from the top floor of Harvey Nic's Edinburgh restaurant really does serve up the city on a plate. On the top floor, of course, there's the usual brasserie and bar, and the more refined restaurant itself. The latter offers a slick contemporary dining room with white linen on the tables and burgundy-coloured leather seats to sink into, and on the menu is some sharp, contemporary cooking. The kitchen turns out smart seasonal dishes that don't lack for contemporary finesse and Scottish ingredients. Duck roulade with Calvados-soaked apricots, piccalilli purée and melba toast is a typically creative first course, grounded in classical technique, but not adverse to a bit of fun. Next up, perhaps venison cooked sous-vide and partnered with a shallot Tatin, or a superb piece of North Atlantic hake with creamed leeks and parsley potatoes (the ingredients really do the talking with that one). Finish with blackberry and apple soufflé.
Tel: 0131 524 8350
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Dates closed: 25 Dec, 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun-Mon, 24 & 26 Dec, 2 Jan
Cooking type: British, Modern European, International
Chef: Stuart Muir
Number of seats: 47
Accessible for wheelchairs.
No children under 12 yrs.
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.00
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