Scotland EH7 5AB
Tel: 44 131 523 1030
Concierge.com's insider take:
A restaurant with rooms in a four-floor Georgian town house, Paul Kitching's restaurant produces dishes that sound deceptively simple on the menu but reveal themselves to be a multilayered rainbow of ingredients. Typical is his corned beef, onions, chips, and baked beans—perhaps something Kitching may have eaten growing up in his native northeast England. On the plate, this means very tender baked fillet of best middle beef, fried onions and fries, flageolet, haricots blancs, kidney beans, sprouting broccoli, celeriac, macadamias, leeks, chicory, and tomato ketchup. People love Kitching's cooking or hate it, but it's inventive, unusual, and unlike anything else in Edinburgh. The same could be said of the dining room decor, which mixes ornate cornicing, chandeliers, and giant-butterfly-motif carpets with kitsch ornaments such as cow-shaped milk jugs.—Jonathan Trew
Open Tuesdays through Thursdays 12 to 1:30 pm and 7 to 9 pm; Fridays through Saturdays 12 to 1: 30 pm and 6:45 to 9:30 pm.