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Since taking over what was the much-loved Pink Olive, Kieran and Nicola Sylvester's eponymous restaurant has picked up on the offbeat quality and value that made its predecessor such a hit with students and locals alike. Located just a stroll from Bristo Square and the heart of Edinburgh’s Festival activity, this small but perfectly formed eatery has an impressive festival menu, but it's the year-round offering which is the most impressive – particularly as prices are pitched for comfort. Pay your money for smoked mackerel and lemon pâté, haggis bonbons or toasted goats’ cheese and Kalamata olive bruschetta, ahead of oriental-style confit duck, pollock and chips or wild mushroom risotto. Light lunches also bring sharing platters, deli sandwiches, superfood salads and suchlike, while desserts maintain the please-all theme with banoffi cheesecake or chocolate and orange brownie.


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    Lunchquest Edinburgh :: Sylvester's | Lunchquest Edinburgh

    It was by popping in to wish the folks at Field a happy Friday that I discovered two things: firstly, that Pink Olive had closed down; and secondly, that Sylvester’s had opened in its place.

    I’d been rather fond of Pink Olive, and we included it in our 2012 Guide, as a great place for Sunday lunch, so was sad to hear of its demise, but in our challenging economic climate these things happen.

    Sylvester’s is just easing its way in to existence, with signage still quite limited, and the interior much as it was previously, save a coat of paint and change of livery. It remains a smart and airy dining...
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  • Address: 55-57 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DB
  • Telephone: 0131 662 4493
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-11pm

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