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|Address:||54 The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, Central Scotland EH6 6RA|
|Tel:||0131 553 3557|
|Price: £53.00||Wine: £20.00||Champagne: £50.00|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sat 12N-2pm (Sat – 1.30pm), 7-10pm|
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Just in case we’d not eaten enough over Christmas and Boxing day, we visited on the 27th, mainly due to the 28, 29 and 30th all been fully booked at time of booking. As indeed was our night, partly as it is a relatively small restaurant but also, I suspect, partly because of the restaurants excellent reputation.
It was a tasting menu only on our evening, but that is fine with us as we always go for the tasting menu. The majority of courses in the tasting menu also had choices which gave welcome extra variety.
Kicking of with a trio of amuse bushes set the standard high, which was maintained thought the evening. Course included pressed Fois with pheasant, the pheasant taste a little too subtle against the fois. Langoustine Ravioli, very tasty and delicious, scallop mouse, which tasted great but texture was a little mushy. Braised shin of beef, very strong, rich and yum. The finally being a towering soufflé but despite being cooked to perfection not really my thing as was pear flavoured. They were also happy to serve just one plate of cheese for the whole table, which gave us all a taste and didn’t leave us too stuffed.
Service was good and attentive, but sadly it did wane a little towards the end and we were left to wander up and down the restaurant when it came time to find the (unsigned) toilets.
At £60 for food, £40 for matching wine, £15 for the cheese, coffee and water adding another £50 (four of us), reasonable value in a restaurant of this class.
I’d be very happy to return when the menu changes in spring.