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78 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX
An excellent restaurant run by Tom & Michaela Kitchin, the former - heading the kitchen - has worked for some of the world's finest chefs including Alain Ducasse, Pierre Koffman and Guy Savoy.

In this, his first venture, he combines the best Scottish produce with French cooking techniques.

While the menu constantly changes, an autumn snapshot brought 'Snails & Bone Marrow - sautéed snails with roasted bone marrow and a garlic & parsley risotto'; 'Scallops from Orkney, seared with a hint of Curry with Cauliflower Purée & Beignet' and 'Herb Tarte Fine with Seasonal Vegetables, cooked individually à la Greque' among the starters.

'Seared Fillets of Wild Halibut with Sautéed Potatoes, Roast Fennel, Wilted Baby Spinach, Salsa Verde & Lemonade Citrus Dressing'; 'Local Lobster with Lobster Macaroni, Sautéed Broccoli & Jus à la Presse'; 'Whole Globe Artichoke with Grelot Onions, mini Aubergine Stuffed with Girolles with Olive Beurre Blanc' and 'Loin of Bramley Old Spot Pork, Crispy Shin & Crackling with Cumin-Scented Aubergine Caviar & Roasted Apples' listed among the main courses.

Perhaps finish with 'Iced Parfait of Clover Honey with Pickled Plums & Oat Crumble'; 'Hibiscus-scented Pannacotta with macerated Perthshire Raspberries & mini Floating Islands' or their selection of Scottish & French farmhouse cheeses.

Service is both professional & friendly. No mobile phones and men are required to wear a jacket & tie.

Other Details

  • Lunch: Tues-Sat 12.00-14.15, set L £26.50 (3 courses); mains £31 to £36
  • Dinner: Tues-Sat 18.30-22.00 (Sat 22.30); mains £31 to £36; Tasting Menu £70 (6 courses)
  • Seats: 55, plus 32 outside
  • Wine: a well-thought-out list kicks off in the high £20's
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Directions: See the map at the top of this page
  • Parking: Street parking
  • Closed: all Sun & Mon
  • Outside eating

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excellent restaurant
excellent restaurant


Contact Details

Tel: 0131-5551755
Address: 78 Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH6 6LX