Review: Chez Mal, Malmaison Edinburgh City

Chez Mal interior

The ‘Good/Bad’ menu at the newly-opened Chez Mal Brasserie invites you to embrace both the devil and the angel on your shoulders. We decided to go full out ‘Bad’ and settled into the comfortable banquette seating in the very cosy dining area, while enjoying lovely views of St Andrews Square.

My calamari starter was wonderfully meaty and thinly coated with a light batter, and the accompanying sauce gave a real kick of chilli which perfectly complemented the seafood. The braised beef short rib
cottage pie had been slow-cooked in Guinness and was wonderfully tender and full of flavour, and the
glazed carrots were honey sweet and delightfully sticky.

The signature sticky toffee pudding was light and dripping with sweet pecan sauce and a wonderfully extravagant dollop of ice cream. Two courses £19.95, three courses £24.95.

Malmaison Edinburgh City, 22 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 1AY
malmaison.com
Sue Hitchen

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