How lucky were we to be introduced to this fantastic restaurant...the joy of having a friend in a city such as Edinburgh, 2011
One of those places you will always remember for not only the food but also the surrounds. Down the stairs you go and a feast awaits you.
Favorite Dish: And of course we tried haggis... Haggis, neeps & tatties with a spicy tomato chutney for 5 pounds 25.
Then it was roast sweet potato, curly kale ,& toasted pinenut gnocchi bound in roast garlic cream sauce.
One of our party tried the Lamb Shank....WOW...but you need to be hungry. The shank stood there like a soldier on parade..with port braised red cabbage & root vegetable. 15 pounds 95
Like ARITT, there is a large mural on one wall and the furniture and wainscotting are dark. The restaurant is downstairs, under Teuchters Pub and has a more 'cave-y' atmosphere. There are a couple small alcoves with a table for two for a more romantic meal. Service again was good and quick, although it was past the main lunchtime.
Price for two 3-course lunches was GBP19.90. It was very filling and would be a good option if you wanted to eat a nice meal but were on a budget.
Favorite Dish: After having such a fantastic dinner at A Room in the Town, we discovered there is a sister restaurant very close to where we were staying. We wanted to have a nice big lunch since our flight was right at dinner time and this was just the place to go.
The menu is different to ARITT, but the same yummy local Scottish GM free ingredients. For starters, GF had a crispy pancetta and apple salad with a red wine vinaigrette and I had baby asparagus and greens with a tomato oil and oregano dressing. I had never had asparagus raw before but these tender shoots were really tasty. This came with some lovely breads and butter. For mains, GF had venison casseroled with juniper and wild mushrooms. I had haggis, neeps and a baked tattie with a whisky cream sauce. Side vegetables were potatoes, carrots and cauliflour. Dessert was a pear and almond tart with vanilla ice cream (not homemade but still nice:o) for GF and I had a local brie with plum chutney and oatcakes. I had never ordered cheese for dessert before but I could not resist the thought of plum chutney - it was really lovely.