survey result

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “great seafood”, “right in the centre of town”, you could do worse than this “easygoing”, well-preserved Victorian emporium with gilt-and-glass interiors – though you’ll find it “quieter and more civilised at lunchtime”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

For “great seafood”, “right in the centre of town”, you could do worse than this “easygoing”, well-preserved Victorian emporium with gilt-and-glass interiors – though you’ll find it “quieter and more civilised at lunchtime”.

Summary

£53
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “always busy” operation that’s been serving the good folk of Edinburgh since 1863 in its present Victorian Baroque setting – replete with Royal Doulton tiles depicting famous inventors; of the competent fish-centric cuisine, the headline event is especially “exceptional”.

Summary

£59
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “great 19th century location (“smart but not stuffy”) with tiled walls”, spectacular mosaic windows and acres of Victorian mahogany; slightly less superlatively, the “fish-dominated menu” is merely “competently executed”. (NB “there’s demarcation between the bar and restaurant menus”).

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Restaurant details

No dress code
40
5

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £19.00 £3.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
19 West Register St, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑12 am
Friday11 am‑1 am
Saturday11 am‑1 am
Sunday11 am‑12 am

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