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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Bags of HdV style and sound brasserie cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The former city asylum is the setting for HdV's Edinburgh outpost. These days the setting is considerably more cheerful thanks to the group's trademark gentleman's-club look of well-worn leather seats and woody textures. There's a splendid tartan-clad whisky snug, plus a buzzy mezzanine bar overlooking the bistro, which offers the usual nods to France with its wine-related paraphernalia and hearty, rustic contemporary brasserie cooking that the group specialises in everywhere from Royal Tunbridge Wells to the Scottish capital. A classic soupe à l'oignon is an appropriately Gallic starter, followed by roast salmon with braised Puy lentils, button onions and pancetta. Finish with zesty lemon tart.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner: 25 Dec
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10.30

Chef

  • Chef: Ross Edgar

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 75
  • Wines over £30: 150
  • Wines by the glass: 24

Price guide

  • Starter from 6.50
  • Main course from9.50
  • Dessert from4.50
  • 2-course lunch from17.95
  • 3-course lunch from20.95
  • 2-course dinner from17.95
  • 3-course dinner from20.95
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 88
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 33
  • Off-site parking available: Q-Park Quartermile

Additional information

  • Seats: 88
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 33

Getting here

M8 junct 1, A720 (signed Kilmarnock/W Calder/Edinburgh W). Right at fork, follow A720 signs, merge onto A720. Take exit signed A703. At rdbt take A702/Biggar Rd. 3.5m. Right into Lauriston Pl which becomes Forrest Rd. Right at Bedlam Theatre. Hotel on right

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Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket
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