About 83 Hanover Street
Share an experience with friends and dip into some tantalising small bites and plates serving up Chilean cuisine made with Scottish ingredients at this Edinburgh restaurant. Pops of yellow on the grey interior marry well with the industrial exposed brick and wooden features to make 83 Hanover Street stand out as a modern dining spot. Enjoy your meal on the uniquely patterned crockery at the bar while watching cocktails come to life or relax at one of the tables and bright benches.
With a motto of “plates, wines, good times”, you’re bound to want to keep those good times flowing and take in all this restaurant has to offer. Open for lunch from Thursday to Saturday and for dinner on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, stay late every day to enjoy some of the biggest Chilean flavours on Hanover Street. If you decide to tuck into something after the kitchen closes, you’ll be sorted out with a selection of cheese and charcuterie to pair perfectly with a bottle of wine.
For a winning starter bite, you can nibble on the short rib croquettes which are served with a tomato and chilli salsa or try the fried calamari and dip them into a spicy merkén aioli. Move onto the second course with the plates on the menu: share a decadent serving of king scallops atop a squid ink celeriac purée and charred baby leeks. Tempt yourself with a main of hangar steak, drizzled in a blue cheese dressing and a side of sweet potato chips and pebre salsa. Be transported to Chile with authentic desserts. Dive into the leche asada, an oven-roasted flan with caramelised banana.
There are plenty of vegetarian choices on the menu with one of the bites including a charred baby corn and merkén dish with a creamy avocado dip. If you’re really looking to turn up the heat, brave the scorched padrón peppers with grated Grana Padano cheese on top. It’ll be well worth the burn. The shredded jackfruit mechada main also steals the show and is served on a potato pancake called a milcao, with broccoli purée and pickled celeriac.