|View of Edinburgh Castle from hotel room|
The inside of the restaurant looks like a pub and has plenty of characters.
This place provides a relaxed ambience and serves high quality Scottish produce at an affordable price.
|Bread and Butter|
Scotland is well known for it's plentiful seafood, so we naturally went for the seafood dishes offered on the menu!
We had the Crab Mayonnaise with Lemon and Coriander, Smokey Corn Tortilla Crisps.
The crab meat was very fresh and sweet.
The flavours of lemon and coriander were well-balanced to compliment the crab meat while not over-powering it, and I just loved the Tortilla crisps which added a different texture and flavour to the dish.
We ordered the Isle of Gigha Halibut on Seared Shetland Scallops with Parma Ham Tuilles, Stornoway Black Pudding and Vermouth Cream.
Again, Scottish-sourced fish which was exceptionally fresh.
The halibut was perfectly cooked and well-seasoned, served with a wonderful Vermouth cream sauce. Loved the juicy and succulent fish meat. Absolutely delicious!
A classic pairing of pan-seared scallops and black pudding was also part of this dish. I would not normally try black-pudding but gave it a go anyway and surprisingly found that it did not have a very strong taste to it.
The scallops were perfectly seared with a nice, crispy brown surface while the middle was just a thin line between raw and cooked.
The subtle sweet richness of the very fresh scallops were just mouth-mouthwatering!
Excellent, high quality food in a beautiful city, what more can I ask for?
Many thanks to Pamella and Fraser for choosing this wonderful place and for the dinner.