Le Roi Fou

22

"VERY GOOD"

1 Forth Street , Edinburgh, EH1 3JX

Le Roi Fou Edinburgh Scotland restaurant bar
Le Roi Fou Edinburgh Scotland restaurant bar
Le Roi Fou Edinburgh Scotland restaurant bar

SquareMeal Review of Le Roi Fou

22

"VERY GOOD"

After a stint heading the kitchen at Anton Mosimann’s private dining club in London, Swiss-French chef Jérôme Henry has chosen Edinburgh’s New Town for his first solo venture. The stylish yet comfortable ‘restaurant des artistes’ has a belle époque feel, sporting red velvet seating and green-grey walls, white tablecloths, fine china and crystal. It makes a fitting setting in which to sample Henry’s modern European creations, where seasonal Scottish ingredients take centre stage. Dining options include daily prix fixe, à la carte, tasting and weekend lunch menus. We enjoyed starters of plump Isle of Skye scallops crudo served with warm confit tomato and green asparagus, and a hearty Hebridean crab chowder with neeps and buttermilk. To follow, grilled Scottish halibut was perfectly cooked, teamed with wild girolles and globe artichoke, while new-season lamb came two ways: roast loin noisette and tender braised belly. Desserts didn’t disappoint, either: Scottish strawberries topped with pistachio crumble, and tangy lemon sorbet doused with Misty Isle gin. The predominantly European wine list (including a decent selection by the glass) is also fit for a king – mad or otherwise.

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1 Forth Street , Edinburgh EH1 3JX

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