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Opened in early August 2021, a neighbourhood restaurant near Haymarket, from ex-Harwood Arms GM James Snowdon and ex-Spring chef Lloyd Morse, who will "champion provenance and sustainability" with their St-John-style “whole animal cooking”. The corner site will house a 60-cover restaurant, bar, bakery, coffee shop and butchery.

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

This “absolutely flawless” two-year-old has been a “wonderful surprise in Edinburgh”, both for Aussie chef Lloyd Morse’s “brilliant” food and ex-Harwood Arms GM James Snowdon’s “warmth and hospitality”. Alex Sage (formerly of East London bakery Jolene) contributes “heavenly bread baked on site”, while the “good-value prix-fixe lunch”, made with offcuts from whole animals butchered on site, is highly recommended.

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

This year-old venture in a converted bank – restaurant, bar, bakery, coffee shop and butchery – “has taken Edinburgh by storm” with its “very unfussy and robust cooking, relaxed atmosphere” – and its excellent in-house baked goods. The “shabby-chic premises belie stunning prep and cooking” from ex-Spring chef Lloyd Morse, who has teamed up with ex-Harwood Arms GM James Snowdon. Top Tip – “on no account depart without buying one of their loaves”.

Summary

Fourteen-foot ceilings add to the ambience of this summer 2021 newcomer near Haymarket, from ex-Harwood Arms GM James Snowdon and ex-Spring chef Lloyd Morse, who aim to ‘champion provenance and sustainability’ with their St-John-style ‘whole animal cooking’. The corner site houses a 60-cover restaurant, bar, bakery, coffee shop and butchery.

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1 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AL

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The Palmerston Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Palmerston Restaurant in EH12, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Palmerston restaurant.
Charlotte L
Just brilliant. Excellent venison and perfe...
Reviewed 8 months, 2 days ago

"Just brilliant. Excellent venison and perfectly cooked liver. Good selection of wine at all prices. Attentive service. "

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Mike W
This is our second visit. We raved about i...
Reviewed 9 months, 26 days ago

"This is our second visit. We raved about it last year comparing it to London cult classics like the Canton. Once again it did not disappoint m. Crispy lamb belly and sausage on mustard lentils were great"

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1 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AL
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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