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Aug 20, 2007 12:40 AM

Fine dining in Edinburgh?

So far, I think we'll hit Tower, but there is another place that I want to try and cannot find - named after the chef... any suggestions? We want at least two fine dining experiences while we're here - until the 28th.

Many thanks!!

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  1. I ate at Tower when I visited a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. There is a place on the Royal Mile. Something to do with a witch or a cauldren or something that is supposed to be really good...

    FWIW: The Calvelry Club had really good Indian food and wasn't too expensive.

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    1. re: whiner

      Price is not really an issue - we're saving on accomadations and we want to have a few really nice dinner experiences... Thanks!

    2. hello.. there a couple of places you could try, what is your budget and do you have a preference for style/cuisine?

      1. waiting to hear back about your budget but here goes. You will find that my most fav restaurant is Martin Wishart in Leith. I have extolled his virtues often on the board. I am actually going there tomorrow... Other places in Leith are Kitchin and the Plumed Horse. Both Martin Wishart and Kitchin have michelin stars. Other places are Number One Balmoral and Vermillion at the Scotsman. If you are looking for something a little less fancy, the Grainstore or Sweet Melindas have good food and are cosy..I think the Witchery and Prestonfield are more about style than substance..this may be controversial but something I think may be true..

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        1. re: rekha

          I went to Number One below the Balmoral a few months back and it was a really lovely experience. The food was tasty (I'm still thinking about the scallops, cauliflower risotto and calamari, as well as the wide variety of breads on offer) and the service was attentive but not oversolicitous.
          It is expensive, but if you are looking for fine dining in the center, that would be a place to check out.

          1. re: Lizard

            Between the Witchery, Number One and Kitchin, I would rate Number One the top, then Kitchin, and Witchery a very distant third.


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