Find this excellent brasserie-style restaurant in this luxurious boutique hotel, within the building that once housed the eponymous newspaper; and the bar and brasserie are set, over two floors, in what was once the imposing marble reception hall.
The kitchen team specialise in Scottish produce and his dishes mix tradition with a few modern twists.
A summer snapshot brought 'Prosciutto, Peach and Bonnet's Goats' Cheese, with Rocket Salad & Sherry Vinaigrette'; 'Carpaccio of Rare Beef, Shallot Mayo and Organic Sweet Milk Cheese with Home-Dried Tomato'; 'Courgette & Cucumber Soup with Fresh Mint, Crème Fraîche - served hot or cold' and 'Pan-seared Loch Tarbert Scallops with Stornoway Black Pudding, Crispy Pancetta and Fresh Pea Purée' listed among the starters (the latter also offered as a main course).
Perhaps to be followed by 'Spinach & Pea Risotto with Buttered Courgettes, Mint & Parmesan'; 'Poached Salmon Fillet, Truffled White Bean & Salt Cod Purée, Tomato & Thyme'; 'Slow-cooked Rump of Lamb with crushed Royal Kidney Potatoes, Pea Fritter & Beetroot Jus' and 'Gressingham Duck Breast with Sage, Fondant Potato & Gooseberry Purée'.
If you still have room, you might be tempted by 'Crème Brulée with Clotted Cream Ice Cream'; 'Flourless Valhrona Chocolate Cake with Crème Fraîche' or their selection of Scottish farmhouse cheeses.
Smart dress only.
- Food Style: Modern Scottish
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-14.00; set L £14.50 (2 courses), £19.50 (3 courses); mains about £14 to £29; Sun Brunch 10.00-14.30
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.00-22.30, mains about £14 to £29; Pre Theatre menu between 17.30-18.30
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a good list, should satisfy all, and kicks off at just under £20
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Edinburgh Waverley Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: L Sun, D Sun, check Christmas openings
- Air conditioned
- Rooms available