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Chef Jeff Bland doesn’t deserve his name fortunately, but his “fantastic” cuisine – “with excellent, individual flavours”, “imaginative presentation and lots of nice extra touches” – has long meant the basement of the city’s grandest hotel arguably does justify its ‘no. 1’ moniker. “You might worry that the place would be pretentious, but it isn’t” – “everything is done with a smile”, and for somewhere that’s underground the setting is surprisingly “special”.
“If only all places could be this good”, say fans of Jeff Bland’s long-standing fixture – a “wonderful” space in the basement of the city’s grandest hotel. His “fantastic”, “classical” cuisine – the tasting menu with wine flights attracts particular acclaim – “never fails to reward a visit”, but the “attentive” staff (“I even left a note thanking them!”) also rate mention.
“Consistently the best in Edinburgh”, say fans – Jeff Bland’s perhaps “unexpectedly fabulous” cuisine makes a visit to the basement dining room of the grandest hotel in town a “not-to-be-missed” experience; the wine-pairing menu attracts particular raves.
“Not be missed when Edinburgh!”; this basement dining room transcends its subterranean location (albeit in the grandest hotel in town) to offer an experience which, almost all reports agree, is “wonderful, from start to finish”; Jeff Bland’s cuisine is “beautifully presented, but not over fussy, or too complicated”.
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
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dinner 6.30 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm