Michelin-starred Martin Wishart’s latest venture eschews high-art cuisine in favour of cosmopolitan brasserie chic. Pitched at the heart of the Edinburgh action, Honours goes for a tasteful, urbane vibe rather than brassy bling (think stone floors, spotlights, black leather banquettes) & it’s tailor-made for dressed-up or dressed-down carousing. By & large, the kitchen (fronted by Paul Tamburrini) steers clear of cutting-edge flounces, but quality is built in – just look at the checklist of suppliers, the centrepiece Josper grill or the inventory of high-class, populist dishes. Magnificent Donald Russell steaks & Ibérico pork are star turns, but you can come here for cottage pie, lobster thermidor or rabbit à la moutarde too. It’s also perfectly cool to open with Swiss cheese soufflé, a plate of Cornish oysters or crab Marie Rose, & round off with piña colada ice-cream sundae. Fixed-price theatre deals are a steal, & the compact wine includes some gems.