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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. 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.

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Opening hours

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


  • Chef(s): Ross Edgar

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

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

Getting here

M8 junction 1, A720 (signed Kilmarnock west Calder/Edinburgh west). Right at fork, follow A720 signs, merge onto A720. Take exit signed A703. At roundabout take A702/Biggar Road. 3.5 miles. Right into Lauriston Place which becomes Forrest Road. Right at Bedlam Theatre. Hotel on right.

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Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket
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