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Since 2007, Iris has slowly insinuated itself into the local consciousness, gathering a solid reputation en route. Situated on a New Town lane strewn with eateries, its unassuming exterior makes way for a simple bistro-style dining room with cool wooden tables & decorative flourishes on the walls. The kitchen takes Scottish ingredients & gives them an international spin, with dependable results. At dinner, this could mean seared scallops with Ibérico ham, ahead of monkfish tails cooked with red wine, garlic & cinnamon, or rib-eye steak with black pepper & lemon. Add some new potatoes with mint & butter or garlic fries if you’re ravenous, & round things off with crème caramel or tarte tatin. Service receives applause & the core wine list has plenty of decent drinking in the sub-£20 bracket (glasses from £3.30).

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    Lunchquest Edinburgh :: Iris | Lunchquest Edinburgh

    I may have mentioned before that Thistle Street is one of my favourite thoroughfares in all of the town. Having extolled the virtues of many of the restaurants along the stretch, I’d always been intrigued by Iris, an understated looking establishment, just next to Thai favourite Dusit.

    On this occasion, I was dining with my good chum Nadine, who was formerly in the frame to be Mrs BKR, in a previous existence. She had previously joined for the first quest to Mark Greenaway, thus setting the bar pretty high.

    Upon entering the stylish confines of the neatly appointed place, we were shown to a nice...
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  • Address: 47a Thistle Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 1DY
  • Telephone: 0131 220 2111
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-10pm (Sat -11pm)

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