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January 2022 - see also Eleanore. Roberta Hall still owns the old Little Chartrom site but the offering has simplified.

Harden's says

In September 2021, head chef Roberta Hall and restaurant manager Shaun McCarron moved their restaurant to the site that was formerly Martin Wishart’s cook school.

survey result

Summary

£81
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Roberta Hall-McCarron’s Leith operation opened in 2018 and relocated to this larger location in late 2021 (the original premises now housing her other venture, Eleanore, see also) and its style is “much more ‘grown-up’ in its new home”. It delivers “amazing food and great value” from a short and enticing menu. Locals note it’s “bonkers popular… admittedly, it’s exactly the kind of restaurant you want near your house…”. (To reserve, you must leave credit card details with a £45 cancellation fee if you cancel within 24 hours of the booking).

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In September 2021, Great British Menu chef Roberta Hall-McCarron and FOH husband Shaun relaunched their French/British-inspired venture in larger, more polished premises on Bonnington Road. We’ve maintained ratings in anticipation of a more ambitious spin on their menu, foraged from the wilds and waters of the Scottish landscape (now with three options for each course, plus in-house sourdough). (Eleanore, a restaurant and wine bar for counter-style dining on Scottish small plates, is due to succeed this venture in the ex-Little Chartroom premises in late 2021).

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ex-Castle Terrace head chef Roberta Hall and restaurant manager Shaun McCarron strike out on their own with a new, little (just 18-covers) French/British-inspired bistro in Leith. Early feedback suggest it’s worth a visit: “tiny and hard to get in, but the food is great and front of house spot-on.”

Summary

£55
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ex-Castle Terrace head chef Roberta Hall and restaurant manager Shaun McCarron strike out on their own with a new, little (just 18-covers) French/British-inspired bistro in Leith. Early feedback suggest it’s worth a visit: “tiny and hard to get in, but the food is great and front of house spot-on.”

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Highchair
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The Little Chartroom Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Little Chartroom Restaurant in EH6, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Little Chartroom restaurant.
Patrick F
OK - this is an amazing restaurant. But I d...
Reviewed 9 months, 4 days ago

"OK - this is an amazing restaurant. But I don't quite understand why you have to book 5 months in advance. It's bonkers popular. It's great - but not 5 months great. I mean - it's exactly the kind of restaurant you want near your house - but it's a 5 month booking lead time...which is great for them, it's packed and popular. But I don't know...weirdly popular. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£15.50 £30.50 £10.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
14 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh, EH6 5JD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday5 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday5 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm

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