survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food is of the highest standard” at chef Maciej Szymik’s modern European spot, tucked away in the New Town – “we were lucky to stumble on it”. There’s “only a handful of tables in each room, which gives the feel of quasi-private dining”. “My only real criticism is the portion sizes are too large – it just wasn’t possible to leave room for dessert”.

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “popular” local from chef Maciej Szymik gives seasonal Scottish produce a modern European twist, earning general all-round approval. There’s also a spin-off brasserie in the West End: Otro.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “lovely neighbourhood joint, with good fish and seasonal ingredients” and “friendly staff”, is “just the kind of place you want around the corner from your house”. Chef Maciej Szymik gives good-quality Scottish ingredients a modern European treatment, and now offers a similar standard at Otro, a spinoff brasserie in the West End. Top tip: “there’s a marginally dingy basement, so avoid that when you book”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s always a pleasure to dine” at this “beautiful restaurant, slightly off the beaten track in glorious Edinburgh” – the “contemporary décor” is matched by “sublime, beautifully cooked” modern European dishes, which benefit from chef Maciej Szymik’s “very different presentation”. “Staff are welcoming and attentive”. There’s now a sibling brasserie in the West End, Otro.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £29.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£15.30 £27.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
18 Eyre Pl., Edinburgh, EH3 5EP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑4 pm

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