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Summary

If it wasn’t all a bit “wacky” it wouldn’t be a Paul Kitching restaurant. With “really weird decor (think Michelin handbook meets a mid-90s computer game!)”, and food that provides “odd (sometimes inspired) combinations of flavours and ingredients”, this Georgian townhouse is certainly a “quirky” venue; “there’s a lot of fun here, however, including service which is far from stuffy” – even if at root this is a “textbook fine dining experience”. “Expect to take a lovely long time over your meal – an amazing collection of different tastes.”

£94
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Witty, subversive, delicious, surprising, serious....” – Paul Kitching’s cuisine is certainly anything but predictable, and especially “for something different” the open kitchen at his “romantic” Calton Hill townhouse is just the job for an “unusual” culinary experience that fans find nothing short of “sublime”.

£92
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Critics may find the menu a trifle “weird” and “fussy”, but the general verdict on Paul Kitching’s cuisine is that “he deserves every award he is winning” for his Calton Hill townhouse – “prepare to be surprised and enjoy!”.

£93
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Loved every minute!”; Paul Kitching’s “magnificently odd” cuisine – “nothing is as it seems” and “every mouthful is a new, and newly complex experience” – inspires notably consistent praise nowadays for his Calton townhouse venture.

£93
Very Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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9.30 pm
3 Royal Ter, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
Opening hours

Last orders: 9.30 pm

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