22 August 2014

The Honours

58a North Castle Street, Edinburgh, Central Scotland EH2 5LU

£42.00 Modern European Central Scotland
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  • Wine: £15.00
  • Champagne: £65.00
  • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2.30pm, 6-10pm

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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) and it’s tailor-made for dressed-up or dressed-down carousing. By and 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 grass-fed, dry-aged steaks, Ibérico pork and rack of lamb are star turns, but you can come here for chicken fricassee, monkfish with Puy lentils or globe artichoke risotto. It’s also perfectly cool to open with Loch Fyne crab Marie Rose, before rounding off with an ice-cream sundae or jasmine crème brûlée. Fixed-price theatre deals are a steal, and the compact wine includes some gems.

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    Essential Details for The Honours

    • Address: 58a North Castle Street, Edinburgh, Central Scotland EH2 5LU
    • Telephone: 0131 220 2513
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    • Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 12N-2.30pm, 6-10pm

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