Harden's survey result
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“Still remarkable in innovation and surprise after all this time” – Martin Wishart’s Leith venture remains a haven of “culinary wizardry”, with “wonderfully imaginative” but essentially classical cuisine, “superbly served” in a room that’s “been attractively updated” in recent times. Top Tip – “go for the bargain lunch to eat some of the best food in Britain”.
Martin Wishart’s “brilliant Leith establishment” was again voted by reporters as Scotland’s top gastronomic experience (despite taking rather more flak this year for punishing prices). “What makes it special is that isn’t gimmicky” – food that’s “adventurous but never wacky” is “just beautifully created from the best seasonal Scottish ingredients, and served by professionals in an ambience of calm and relaxation”.
“Words cannot describe how good the food is here!” – Martin Wishart’s Leith venture inspires a hymn of praise from reporters who again rank it as Scotland’s top gastronomic destination. “Helpful and highly polished” staff deliver “plate after plate of exquisite, precisely executed dishes” that “combine lightness of touch with depth of flavour”, while “the wine pairings work wondrously too”.
“Consistently near perfection”; with its “wonderful” dishes and its “first-class” but “unobtrusive” service, this Leith fixture is, say fans, “the best restaurant in Scotland”; if there is a criticism, it is that the style can sometimes seem a little “stiff”.
54 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA
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lunch noon - 2 pm, Sat 1.15 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 9 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm