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Six by Nico

A six course tasting menu that changes every six weeks is what we can expect from Glasgow restaurateur Nico Simeone’s first venture in Edinburgh. Each menu reimagines a nostalgic food memory, and recreates it in Simeone’s signature fine dining style. The current menu theme is “The Chippie”, a playful nod to the nation’s fondness for...

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Gather by Zique

Gather by Zique is like a warm spring day – beautiful, but not too showy. The soft olive-grey hues of the décor ensure an air of sophistication, but this Hyndland Street restaurant is comfortable and oh-so-inviting. We got things started with the Rhubarb 75, a gorgeously refreshing blend of gin, lemon, rhubarb, ginger and vanilla...

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Chop House Bruntsfield

Ask any Edinburgh local where to go for a good ol’ fashioned steak and Chop House is never far from the conversation. For any West Enders for whom the Leith Chop House is too far and the Market Street Chop House is a little bit too “in town”, your red-blooded dreams have been answered. The...

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One Devonshire Gardens

Smart, dark and atmospheric, One Devonshire Gardens has atmosphere in abundance. Any implied need to whisper quickly faded though as the conjoined rooms began to fill with chatter, while the friendly wait staff kept everything relaxed and comfortable. My braised chicory starter had a light peppery taste, matched well with sweet parsnips, making for a...

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Finn & Bear

Breezy, cosy and casual, this new restaurant by the team behind The Pantry is perfect for those rare sunny Scottish mornings when you’re on the hunt for brunch by the water. We started with a creamy ricotta dip with rosemary, pomegranate and honey. The serving size was perfect for two and it didn’t last long...

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Nord

Nord, a small Scandinavian inspired kitchen operating out of For Fika Sake, offers delicious small plates perfect for a light, picky lunch shared with friends. With a mix of vegetarian dishes, smoky flavours, fresh fish and the best potato salad I’ve ever eaten, Nord’s menu caters to a wide range of tastes and dietary requirements.

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