Dinner Tuesday - Saturday
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
Modern Scottish restaurant. Serving an evolving set menu and natural wines in a relaxed, stripped back setting.
please note: for parties of 5 or more, please phone the restaurant directly.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE STATE ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENTS AT TIME OF BOOKING. WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CATER FOR DIETARY NEEDS UNLESS PRE-INFORMED
We had a very lovely meal. The food was delicious, all the staff were friendly, warm and welcoming and genuinely cared about what they do and how they are doing it. We'll be back for sure.
Fabulous , unusual , surprising and special food . Enthusiastic , passionate and charming staff . So pleased we visited while here in Edinburgh and we will return ...
We arrived at the restaurant and we were immediately welcomed by the staff. The decor is slick and near which may appeal to some but I have to admit we have found it cold and bad acoustics which makes it hard to hear others on the table (of 3 people) probably due to the high ceiling. Menu option was either a tasting menu of 4 or 7 courses, so we decided to treat ourselves to the full and opted for the 7 courses. We did not opt for the matching drinks given the negative reviews seen on trip advisor that they were a bit of a rip off. Each course was serviced by someone different from the kitchen and given a full introduction of the dish at each serving, this resulted in not having a rapport with the stuff and it felt more of an interruption by someone new every time like having visitors at your table. The food was tasty however we were let down to be serviced minuscule portions (e.g. one fish course was just one scallop sliced in 3/4 slices,the main course of meat was three bites of meat and one vegetarian course was two miniature carrots and some foraged (free) leaves) and the 3/4 empty plates was annoying. I am sure a lot of thought has gone into the dishes there needs to be more substance and flavor over style. We were not happy when after the 3rd course we were told that there was yet another special fish course which we could add at an additional fee. Just when you think you went for the full treat you are told you are not ! Come the dessert and we had an unfortunate rough hair in one of the servings. The waitress expressed horror and came back with a glass of bubbly as an apology which was appreciated and given a fresh serving. The bill came and it was £100+ per head. Overall paid more than a michelin restaurant and was left feeling hungry. I can see a lot of potential but price over value is not there yet and they may need to rethink a few things.
Hmmm... there is so much we could say.... let's settle on: exceptional food, a voyage of delightful discovery in the wine pairings and a truly memorable experience... We could write so much more about so many individual elements which cause us to say this but better for readers to explore for themselves... Briefly, however, only 4 stars for atmosphere and Value...? So why? well, the atmosphere was spot on - enough quiet hum and murmurings of appreciation but without the frenetic buzz which some people might associate with the requirement for 5 stars... 4 star was perfect.... Value...? As you'd expect for such a great experience it was not inexpensive but, having been lucky enough to eat in some of the allegedly top restaurants around the world we would say worth every penny... If it were possible to give 6 stars in the 'would you recommend Norn' category it would be a comprehensive 6.
From the initial welcome onwards, all staff were pleasant, friendly and attentive throughout. All courses on the 4 course menu were extremely tasty - lovely combinations of flavour - and beautifully presented. They were well complemented by the matching wines. We hope to return.
Another fabulous and imaginative set of courses and a hugely enjoyable evening.
A wonderful dining experience. We had the wine pairing which complemented each dish perfectly.
concept is appealing and menu seemed interesting. We had high expectations from reviews. However found the restaurant very noisy, some of the chefs were hesitant in their explanation, and we did not enjoy some combination of flavours such as the duck dish and courgette and lemon balm. Skin was not crispy enough, and the dish needed something sweet to enhance the flavours of the duck. Lemon balm courgette was bitter and unpleasant.