Find this good French brasserie-style restaurant down a cobbled lane in Edinburgh's New Town.
Their daily changing menu specialises in matching top-quality local ingredients with Gallic dishes.
A late summer snapshot brought 'Breast of Borders Pigeon with local Beetroot & Violet Turnips'; 'Seared Sound of Gigha Scallops, Apple & Perthshire Cep Purée'; 'Roast Lanark Valley Tomato Soup with Olive Oil' and 'Tamworth Pork & Gressingham Duck Terrine with Pickled Lanark Valley Cucumber' among the starters.
'North Atlantic Cod with Braidwood Tomato & Broadbean Ragout and Surf Clams'; 'Hugh Grierso's Organic Chicken Leg, Damhead Courgette, Spaetzle & Spinach Purée'; 'Braised Morayshire Pork Leg, Pancetta, Local Cabbage, Mash & foraged Wood Sorrel' and 'Red Rooster Potato Gnocchi with Perthshire Chanterelle & Strathspey Wild Mushrooms' listed among the mains.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Vanilla Crème Brulée with Shortbread'; 'Chocolate Truffle Cake'; 'Fruit Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream' or their selection of atisan cheeses.
- Food Style: French
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.15; mains £9.50 to £16.50
- Dinner: all week, 17.30 (Sat & Sun 18.00) - 22.00; Après Cinq Menu 1 course + a glass of wine £12.50, set D £25 (3 courses); mains £15 to £22.50
- Seats: 44
- Wine: a mainly French list, gives a few nods elsewhere, and kicks off at £15
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Nearest station: Edinburgh Waverley
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: 3 days at Christmas, 3 days at New Year