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December 15, 2022: Very sad news reaches us that Paul Kitching has passed away. We have followed his career since his time at Juniper in Altrincham over a decade ago when for some years he held the only Michelin star within striking distance of Manchester. The restaurant continues, run (as it has been for many years) by his partner Katie.

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Summary

£112
£££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Paul Kitching’s “wonderfully exciting food” has been a highlight of Edinburgh’s dining scene for almost 15 years, served in the signature ‘formation’ of his restaurant’s name: a choice of 2 starters followed by 1 soup, a choice of 2 mains, 1 cheese and 2 desserts, the line-up changing every week. There’s a “beautifully decorated and elegant drawing room for pre- and post-dinner drinks”.

Summary

£107
£££££
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.

“Intriguing, inventive flavour combinations and presentation” has long been the hallmark of Paul Kitching’s cuisine and continues to win high ratings for this Georgian townhouse, which he runs with partner, Katie O’Brien. “Delightful warm service” and “wonderful decor” make for a very good “overall experience” that ranks amongst the city’s best.

Summary

£101
£££££
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.

Paul Kitching’s Georgian townhouse – named for the number of options for each section of its five-course tasting menu – celebrated its tenth year in 2019: “it’s a small dining room looking through glass onto the kitchen so you can see the large number of chefs working hard”. His trademark culinary style is “never dull”, although “some dishes have so many distinct flavours it can become confusing”. That’s always been a part of his gastronomic DNA, however, even when he was at Juniper in Altrincham, so why Michelin chose last year to take his star away is a mystery to us, and for most reporters this remains “a little gem in every way”.

Summary

£101
£££££
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.

Paul Kitching’s Georgian townhouse – named for the number of options for each section of its five-course tasting menu – celebrated its tenth year in 2019: “it’s a small dining room looking through glass onto the kitchen so you can see the large number of chefs working hard”. His trademark culinary style is “never dull”, although “some dishes have so many distinct flavours it can become confusing”. That’s always been a part of his gastronomic DNA, however, even when he was at Juniper in Altrincham, so why Michelin chose this year to take his star away is a mystery to us, and for most reporters this remains “a little gem in every way”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair
10, 6
No dress code
38
5+

21212 Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of 21212 Restaurant in EH7, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 21212 restaurant.
Mike W
A lovely venue and wonderful staff. An op...
Reviewed 8 months,

"A lovely venue and wonderful staff. An open kitchen allows you to see the chefs at work. The food was good but possibly dated and over fussy."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £30.00 £35.00
Dinner   £75.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
3 Royal Ter, Edinburgh, EH7 5AB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 5:45 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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