British, Scottish·
Gold Award
Edinburgh, EH1 3SB ·Website ·Call0131 477 5000

SquareMeal Review of Fhior

Gold Award

Fhior, which means ‘true’ in Gaelic, is the new city-centre venture from chef Scott Smith, formerly of the acclaimed (but short-lived) Norn in Leith. Inside, it comprises an intimate main dining room plus a relaxed café/bar area for drinks and snacks, while the focus is on modern, seasonal cuisine based on Scottish ingredients (some of them foraged).

Smith and his team specialise in elegant, precise dishes prepared with skill and imagination: fresh mackerel on a rich smoked broth dotted with sweet cicely oil; translucent slivers of raw halibut dressed simply with zingy lime, spring onion and rapeseed; chicken from St Brides Farm in Strathaven, the gamey thigh seared and served with fermented barley, lovage oil and shards of crisp golden skin. Our choice of desserts also hit the target, from a creamy white chocolate mousse/crumble spiked with seaweed, ‘beremeal’ (barley) and cheese to compressed strawberries balanced with aromatic wood ruff and nutty rapeseed.

At lunchtime there’s a concise menu of snacks and small plates; in the evening, diners are simply offered a choice of four or seven courses in the tasting format. Hopefully, this addition to foodie Broughton Street will last longer than Smith’s previous venture.


Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Scottish
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Fhior

Updated on 09 Jul 2020

We are delighted to announce that we will be reopening on Friday the 17th of July. Our opening hours and procedures have been slightly amended.

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Location for Fhior

36 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SB

0131 477 5000


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:30-14:30
Sat 12:30-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 18:30-21:30
Fri 18:30-21:30
Sat 18:30-21:30
Sun Closed

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