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Opening in March on the fringe of the New Town in Eyre Place, Canonmills, the first solo venture from chef Tomás Gormley, one of the duo behind Heron and Skua. It's an intimate venue serving ambitious 13-course tasting menus using prime Scottish ingredients.

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14 Eyre Place, West End, EH3 5EP

What the Newspaper Critics are saying

The Daily Telegraph

William Sitwell has no doubt that chef Tomás Gormley “has a deft and skilful touch”, which shines through in his “innovative delivery of a lobster”, hidden under hollandaise with pink fir apple potatoes cooked over charcoal, and in his transformation of “tough old dairy cow into a plate of
tender and sumptuous wonder”.

But his new restaurant – all “black walls, black tables, black chairs and only the odd splash of colour” – leaves William struggling to see, while the “relentless assault” of a 16-course set menu that takes three hours to work your way through is mentally and physically exhausting.

“I don’t need – nobody needs – 16 courses, not even if hungry or very

William Sitwell - 2024-05-12

The Times

Chitra Ramaswamy was swept away by Tomas Gormley’s new spot – all “black frontage, black interiors, low lighting, sexy tunes, and hip youthful staff who know everything about everything”. It’s “one of Edinburgh’s most exciting new restaurants”, offering a set 16 courses using top-quality local produce and paired with outstanding low-intervention drinks, “from a chef under 30 who only opened his first restaurant in the capital three years ago”.

Highlights included “the greatest fried chicken known to hipster-kind” and an “outstanding beremeal, ginger and wasabi mousse which is as long in the finish and short in the eating as a sweet gets”. Among the few duff notes was a Belhaven smoked lobster, “a nod to the irreproachable home smoked lobster at Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, where Gormley has done a stint” – “it’s good and rich”, but “it can’t compete with its Gleneagles inspiration. Then again, what can?”

Chitra Ramaswamy - 2024-05-19
14 Eyre Place, West End, EH3 5EP
Opening hours
Wednesday6 pm‑8 pm
Thursday6 pm‑8 pm
Friday12 pm‑3:45 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3:45 pm, 6 pm‑8 pm

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