Food and drink
Scotland's larder is the emphasis, which means you should expect seasonal ingredients of the highest standard, including wild herbs and salads which feature regularly on the menu, especially at lunchtime. On an interesting side note, Paul forages for many of these ingredients himself.
Dark red walls, dark wood tables, good weight in their cutlery and crockery, fresh flowers and a relaxed atmosphere. They don't turn their tables so once you are in for the evening, whether its 7pm or 9pm you are not going to be moved on.
Helpful, enthusiastic and friendly. If you are not sure which wine to have, ask. Wine is another passion of your host, who changes the list in accordance with what is on the menu.
It's on the The Royal Mile, though parts of it are called Canongate, hence the confusion if you look at the address. You are surrounded by medieval houses and on one of the most atmospheric streets in the world. A few steps in any direction and you will be spoilt for what to do next.
The set lunch at £10 is a steal. Starters and sweets average £6 and mains cost from £15-25.
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