Harden's survey result
“An amazing experience”: individualistic chef Paul Kitching serves some “exquisite” (“perhaps a tad too complicated?”) cuisine and a notable wine selection, according to fans of his “cosy” Georgian townhouse, where he celebrates his tenth anniversary in 2019. The enigmatic title refers to the number of options on each of the five courses of his signature changing menu.
“An exceptional use of a variety of ingredients without overloading dishes” creates food that’s “divine but not heavy” at Paul Kitching’s offbeat but comfortable and “secluded” Georgian townhouse, where “attentive but relaxed and friendly service” adds to the experience.
If it wasn’t all a bit “wacky” it wouldn’t be a Paul Kitching restaurant. With “really weird decor (think Michelin handbook meets a mid-90s computer game!)”, and food that provides “odd (sometimes inspired) combinations of flavours and ingredients”, this Georgian townhouse is certainly a “quirky” venue; “there’s a lot of fun here, however, including service which is far from stuffy” – even if at root this is a “textbook fine dining experience”. “Expect to take a lovely long time over your meal – an amazing collection of different tastes.”
“Witty, subversive, delicious, surprising, serious....” – Paul Kitching’s cuisine is certainly anything but predictable, and especially “for something different” the open kitchen at his “romantic” Calton Hill townhouse is just the job for an “unusual” culinary experience that fans find nothing short of “sublime”.
21212 Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Inventive food served in luxurious surroundings by the best staff!"
"this is a high class place to eat. Even in the Festival serene and not as busy as most - canny Scots saving money? Small room opening onto glass kitchen so you can see the large number of staff hard at work. Food is as expected, tasty. Indeed perhaps too tasty as some dishes had so many distinct flavours it became confusing - never dull though. Deserts - outstanding lemon tart but less good trifle. Wine expensive of course but some are acceptable."
"Kept waiting for our table although the restaurant was not full, not sure why but the food was exceptional - perhaps a little too many different elements but that's how you get a Michelin star I suppose Small portions, but best lemon tart I have ever tasted."
|Wine per bottle||£39.00|
3 Royal Ter, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
|Wednesday||12 pm-1:45 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-1:45 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-1:45 pm, 6:45 pm-9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-1:45 pm, 6:45 pm-9:30 pm|