Food and drink
Scottish produce of the highest quality served with flair and imagination. Seafood, venison, game, beef, fish: all sourced from local suppliers with a careful eye on sustainability. James Thomson is a passionate wine collector and his list of more than 1,000 wines reflects this.
I would go for the light lunch/pre theatre menu as it is such great value. But if money were no object and I was eating off the main menu, I would go for: Dressed Isle of Mull Brown Crab to start for £11, or haggis, neeps and tatties at £9. I'd then opt for the Scottish seafood platter with half a lobster at £35 or the loin of Cairngorm venison for £25.
Unique. The atmosphere is incredible and enhanced even further by candle light, stone walls and a profusion of flowers.
You will be looked after by charming waiting staff who are efficient and discreet.
On the doorstep of Edinburgh Castle, allegedly at the entrance to a one-mile underground tunnel where the Royal Families of yesteryear could escape from the castle to Holyrood Palace, at the other end of the The Royal Mile.
The light lunch and pre-theatre supper menus are considerably cheaper than the main event. You get two courses for £14.95.
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