We ate here last week after finding this place on our last trip to Edinburgh though it was sadly closed for a few hours that day. We really fancied the menu and made mental note to try it on our return and how glad we were that we returned!
The menu appears to change very regularly and is a small, hand written affair with around four or five starters and mains. Our choices included a boudin noir with bacon, and a pigeon. Both of which were delicious however I felt could have been warmer. That said, it was excellent. Mains were sirloin steak which was huge, well cooked and excellent value, and rack of lamb with yogurt and herbs, this too was excellent. Both mains were accompanied by a delicious bowl of fresh veg and dauphinoise potatoes. We chose a sticky toffee pud to share for a dessert, and a bottle of cote du rhone, which was lovely.
I for one can't wait to go back to cafe marlayne. It's a small place, ten tables at most. One (slightly abrupt) waitress, and a very good cook. Definitely go. It's excellent quality and value in the heart of the capital, really do search it out, well worth it.
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