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7 May 2018 - Another email arrives with the news that "Norn closes indefinitely April 2018 - Scott and Laura smith announce: "We write to tell you that, with great regret, we have had to walk away from Norn. This was a terribly difficult and “heart-breaking decision” to walk away from their much-lauded Leith restaurant Norn, Scott and Laura Smith launch there new venture in Edinburgh’s Old Town, called Fhior

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Chef Scott Smith, a protégé of Geoffrey Smeddle - owner of Cupar's “splendid establishment” The Peat Inn - takes over the site of The Plumed Horse on Henderson Street in Edinburgh’s culinary neighbourhood, Leith, with an ambitious new venture providing tasting menus centered on Scottish produce from local suppliers.

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Summary

“Amazing playful inventive food”“an exquisite and mind-unravelling experience” – from chef Scott Smith and his team have made his “truly brilliant” Leith yearling (on the site of The Plumed Horse, RIP) a very “refreshing arrival on the Edinburgh scene”. “It’s strictly informal, with small tables, no cloths or flim-flam, and friendly, very well-informed staff who explain about ingredients, provenance and technique”. “Each dish is brought to the table and explained by the chef who had cooked it” and “it’s worth hearing about them: local suppliers are heavily championed, as is seasonal produce and heritage techniques and ideas”. Did Michelin only press their nose to the window this year?

£62
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Chef Scott Smith, a protégé of Geoffrey Smeddle – owner of Cupar’s Peat Inn – took over the site of The Plumed Horse (RIP) to open this ambitious new venture providing tasting menus centered on Scottish produce from local suppliers. It opened too late to attract survey feedback, but to say that early press reviews have been adulatory would be an understatement.

£62
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

36
50-54 Henderson Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6DE
Opening hours

Tue - Wed: 7pm - 9pm; Thurs - Sat: 5.30pm - 9pm
Last orders: 9 pm

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