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AA Wine Award (Scotland) 2018-19
AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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About this rating

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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Striking, modern cooking in an old warehouse

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At a glance

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

The premises are as dressed-down as it gets, a set of red warehouse doors leading into a brick-walled space with bare wood floors and a south-facing yard to catch any sun. Herbs and flowers grow outside, and artisan breeders and foragers furnish much of a menu that deals in modern food that delivers strikingly on the palate. Torched mackerel comes with parsley mayonnaise and freshly grated horseradish for a spiky starter, which might be succeeded by barbecued pork with swede, cabbage and kale, or sole roasted golden on the bone and napped with beurre blanc, alongside a bowl of creamed smoked potatoes with raisin purée and capers. Intriguing textural counterpoints distinguish a dessert of caramelised poached pear on fig-leaf ice cream with fig jam and crumbled hazelnuts. The happy, knowledgeable staff create a happy vibe and it’s clear that they’re proud to work here.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1 week in April, October, 24–26 December, 1st week in January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Ben Radford

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 15
  • Wines over £30: 330
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7
  • Main course from £13
  • Dessert from: £5
  • Tasting menu from: £56
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 10
  • Off-site parking available: Castle Terrace NCP, On street

Getting here

From Princes Street, Lothian Road (A700) left onto Castle Terrace, right at roundabout, left onto Lady Lawson Street, restaurant on right.

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Nearest train station

Waverley, Haymarket
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