David Howie Scott re-launched his trio of renowned Scottish eateries in 2011, and if standards at Waterloo Place are anything to go by, his reappearance has been a boost for everyone concerned. The venue is an elegant Georgian building near the east end of Princes Street with a light, airy interior and a menu that aims for mid-market dining with Scottish and modern European influences. Expect a decent Cullen skink to start, then slow-roasted lamb shoulder with dauphinoise potatoes, spinach, apple and prune compote, plus lemon and poached rhubarb posset with shortbread for dessert. The menu also has some thoughtful vegetarian options, while excellent service seals the deal. There are branches at 10-14 Victoria Street, Grassmarket, Edinburgh (0131 225 1721) and 50 Chapel Street, Aberdeen (01224 639 500).