Harden's survey result
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.
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”.
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”.
In an ancient building on the Royal Mile, this two-floor operation (upstairs Halo, downstairs Chanters) is run by the family behind Valvona & Crolla. High ratings (if on limited feedback) for its modern Scottish cuisine (fairly trad dishes, plus a few more wacky ingredients).
|Wine per bottle||£24.00|
343 High St, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1PW
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑10 pm|