survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Owned by the Crolla family (who started Valvona & Crolla, Scotland’s oldest deli and Italian wine merchant – see also), this sixteenth century fine dining spot is a beacon on the otherwise touristy Royal Mile owing to its “well-cooked and well-seasoned” Scottish fare and “good value Sunday lunch”; for a truly intimate dining experience, try ‘Halo’, upstairs, which seats just four.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Owned by the Crolla family (who started Valvona & Crolla, Scotland’s oldest deli and Italian wine merchant – see also), this sixteenth century fine dining spot is a beacon on the otherwise touristy Royal Mile owing to its “well-cooked and well-seasoned” Scottish fare and “good value Sunday lunch”; for a truly intimate dining experience, try ‘Halo’, upstairs, which seats just four.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Valvona & Crolla set up in this 16-century, bronze- and marble-adorned building – downstairs is Chanters, upstairs the dinky Halo – in 2010, and its Scotch cuisine is now a firm favourite on the otherwise touristy Royal Mile; “not a bad mouthful was had” by reporters this year, and “wine and cocktails are also excellent”.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “sumptuous surroundings” of an ancient building on the Royal Mile lend character to the Valvona & Crolla clan’s two-floor operation (downstairs is Chanters, and upstairs the more intimate Halo). The “modern Scottish cuisine” contributes to a “lovely romantic evening”, and one that’s “surprising good given the tourist-trap location”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
4
Jacket required
58

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £17.50 £21.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £22.95 £3.75 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
343 High St, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW
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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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