The List's 2015 Hit List!
We were delighted to find ourselves on The List's 2015 Hit List, which saw us make the top ten best bistros and brasseries! Here's our full review:
Opened by young chef Kieran Sylvester in 2013, this small and understated corner bistro is a family affair that punches seriously above its superficial weight. A cheery welcome awaits, with tables brightened by fresh red roses and a meal that demonstrates a staunch commitment to fine creative cooking without the fandango. The compact menu (regularly re-crafted around seasonal produce) features chunks of salmon with soy and wasabi foam and fat handmade parcels of rabbit ravioli dripping with a creamy and pungent walnut truffle sauce, a blue cheese-laced lamb dish with grainy apricot cous cous soaked in jus and a hearty champit and sausage dish. Mum may run the administration while Dad wrangles the accounts, but they also get their bespoke coffee roasted in Bristol and some intriguing experiments with the cutting-edge of molecular gastronomy may lie just over the horizon. This unassuming and under-visited spot serves some of the finest fare in town – and it gets very busy in the summer, so bag a table while you still can.
- High point: Three-day marinated lamb
- Low point: It won't stay a secret for long
- Notable dish: Rabbit ravioli
Shortly after, we found ourselves on the prestigious Dunstane Hotel's recommended list: http://dunstane-hotel-edinburgh.co.uk/where-to-go-for-lunch/
Not bad for a quiet little month like April!