Harden's says

This Leith restaurant from chefs Tomas Gormley and Sam Yorke was born from the lockdown pop-up success Bad Seeds. Views over the Water of Leith make it a lovely spot.

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Summary

£115
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Born during lockdown, and helmed by twenty-something chef-owners Tomas Gormley and Sam Yorke, this “lovely neighbourhood restaurant” with views of Leith Waters is – according to its biggest supporters – “so new and yet so 5/5”. Expect “brilliant” modern Scottish dining (tasting menu or à la carte) paired with “amazing local cocktails”. “More!”

Summary

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 “smart little place with elegant food and bespoke cocktails” overlooking the Water of Leith is a year-old continuation of a lockdown project from two twentysomething chefs, Tomas Gormley (ex-Andrew Fairlie) and Sam Yorke (ex-Dominic Jack’s Castle Terrace). Their “lovely food” “lives up to (high) expectations”“the whipped miso/crab butter which comes with the bread sets the tone”. Top Menu Tip – “excellent venison and guinea fowl mains are high spots”.

Summary

This ambitious and promising-looking Leith restaurant is the work of chefs Tomas Gormley and Sam Yorke and was born from a lockdown pop-up success called Bad Seeds. It offers field-to-table fine-dining with a regularly changing menu showcasing Scottish produce, and its position near the water adds to its appeal.

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87-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ED
87-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ED
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm

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