As with any seaside restaurant worth its salt, Heron subscribes to the aesthetically pleasing shiplap walls and muted colour scheme that is confident in its restraint. The menu works in harmony with its surrounds, with each dish championing a few choice ingredients. The menu is written in such a way that you never really know what you’re going to get: Chicken, grapes, oats, brioche and sprouts, for instance. The details actually prove not to matter in the case of Heron, with the team’s relaxed fine-dining approach resulting in pitch perfect plates every time. The candlelit dining room makes the ideal backdrop for dates, while its location in Edinburgh’s trendiest suburb – Leith – ensures the crowd is lively enough so the atmosphere doesn’t suffer.