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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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Outstanding Scottish cooking from one of the national movers and shakers

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

One of the movers and shakers of the present-day Scottish dining scene, Martin Wishart is these days as at home by the edge of Loch Lomond as he always has been in the big city. The Edinburgh address, on the approach to the rejuvenated Leith quarter, is anything but extrovertly glitzy. It's a smart, faintly anonymous room in mellow coffee tones, with wood blinds and white table linen, but no over-assertive modern artworks to trouble the eye. Instead, the focus is very much where it ought to be, on plates of finely crafted contemporary food that showcase some of Scotland's outstanding regional produce. Smoked salmon served gently warm with accompaniments of parsnip, verjus and smoked butter offers a neat assemblage of rich, sharp and salty notes, or there could be an in-vogue pairing of langoustine and foie gras on potato croustillant with braised fennel, whose aniseedy savour cleverly balances both the sweet shellfish and the rich liver. An intermediate course might offer pasta in the shape of snail ravioli with mussels in garlic velouté, before the main business brings on turbot with spring cabbage, white asparagus and morels in truffle cream, or glazed black beef onglet steak crusted in bone-marrow and Comté, alongside its braised short rib and green beans lyonnaise in classic red wine sauce. Lightness is the watchword of desserts that take in yuzu fromage blanc bavarois with nectarine, honeycomb and lime sorbet, or a partnering of poached apricot florentine and orange olive oil cake garnished with almonds.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December, 1 January, 2 weeks in January
  • Days closed: Sunday and Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Martin Wishart, Joe Taggart

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 9
  • Wines over £30: 250
  • Wines by the glass: 24

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10

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