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“Far from the madding crowds!”
Review of No.Ten Restaurant

No.Ten Restaurant
Ranked #703 of 2,628 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: US$45 - US$126
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: Alan Dickson Head Chef for No. Ten Restaurant. Alan along with his innovative team at Ten Hill Place Hotel, are creating and cooking modern cuisine using classically trained and modern techniques to deliver award winning menus. Alan likes to source fresh local produce and believes few places have a better natural larder than Scotland. Alan believes when dining out you should experience something you cannot in your own home, so our food and service should always exceed expectations.
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were attending an early show at the Edinburgh fringe with friends and wanted to catch a bite to eat afterwards, The restaurant we normally would take friends to was fully booked, so having passed the hotel many times we thought we would give it a try as it was only 5 minutes away from the gig.

We were a little apprehensive as anytime we have passed it has looked quite quiet; the complex is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons, so our thoughts were it should be up to a good standard. We were not disappointed!

We received a warm welcome on arrival and had our choice of seats as there were only two other tables occupied. The Bar/Bistro on the other side of reception was very busy. We were only interested in mains, so we were given the specials menu that offered a main for a set price of just under £10. The staff were attentive and helpful and the house wines were pleasant and sensibly priced. We ended up choosing the Caesar Salad, Haddock and Chips and Burger and Chips. The girls enjoyed their salads, served with anchovies. The Haddock was meaty and the batter remained crisp, the chips were homely and not anemic if you know what I mean. The Burger also got the thumbs up, so four happy campers! We finished off with coffees.

It was a real shame that the restaurant was not busier for a Saturday night, as we found it offered a really pleasant and affordable dinning experience. Location could be the problem here, it is less than 100 yards from Nicholson Square; but as the hotel entrance is on a seldom used side street, it may as well be 1,000 yards away. If you are on Nicholson Street, look out for KFC, then pass it by and get yourself some decent nosh far from the crowds.

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Thank Calum S
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

I have to add to a previous first class review on this hotel. The empty resturant explained clearly by our ghastly Mother's Day carvery!! Serious need for a good chef to be employed here as the quality including taste, appearance and choice is abysmal. The rest of the hotel including breakfast menu, cleanliness and staff attitude is 200%. Please do employ a chef with first class experience. On a minor point, it would be nice to have a comfortable lounge area as one does not really want to be confined to ones room as smart and as cosy as it is.

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Thank Victor1937
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Welcomed by pleasant staff who explained about the carvery offer.

For £8 95 you get either a glass of La Brouttee Blanc or Rouge, a pint of Carling Lager or stiil or sparkiling wine plus a carvery.

We had Mustard covered gammon and chicken plus new potatoes and veg all very tasty. The piece de resistance however was the excellnet yorkshire puddings and onion gravy.

There is also a selection of starters and sweets available for about £4 50p

The staff attitudes matched the excellent quality foods

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Thank eddienicholson
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Our visit to this hotel was yet another voucher deal – anyone who followed the Beau Peep cartoon strip will know Dennis referred to vultures as vouchers and I have an absolute venue of them! This one was £79 for an overnight stay for two, with £20 per head toward dinner, full breakfast and admission to The Royal College of Surgeons museum.

The restaurant was quiet and we were shown to our table by our server, Andrew, who was a hoot with a dry sense of humour.

To start, Hubbie had cherry-wood smoked pigeon breast with salad and I had Dunsyre blue cheese and broccoli soufflé. We both agreed smoked pigeon was a curious combination of powdery but tough flesh – not to our taste, and when our server suggested a sharper knife we all chuckled. I was a wee bit disappointed to discover my soufflé turned out to be two little discs of the twice cooked variety but they were light and tasty enough.

We both plumped for the trio of rabbit as our main dish. It comprised haggis stuffed rabbit breast wrapped in bacon with a mustard whisky sauce, confit leg on potato and broad bean mash and a Japanese style broth with clams and spring greens. The leg was a tiny bit dry and the greens weren’t evident in the broth but overall we both enjoyed it.
Obviously Egon wasn’t in the kitchen at No Ten!

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Thank laura j
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

Went here with a party of friends to explore their Seasonal Menu deal (three courses of local in-season produce, including a glass of wine, for £19.95). We were not disappointed.

Among the starters we particularly enjoyed the ham-hock and leek scotch pie, the smoked haddock and clam Cullen skink, and the cherry-smoked duck leg. For mains the Scotch rib eye steak was impressive, as were the braised lamb with haggis neeps and tattie gratin and the trio of rabbit. For me, desserts are usually a triumph of hope over experience, but the rhubarb crème brûlée was excellent, and the British Isles cheese board surprisingly lavish. We enjoyed the complimentary table wine, and backed it up with selections from an excellent wine list supplied by Corney & Barrow.

This was cooking by someone at the top of their game, supported by front-of-house service which was was friendly, discrete and efficient - everything one could ask for. All in all, outstanding value for money.

What was suprising, therefore, was how very quiet the place was. Hill Place is indeed a secluded Georgian Square, with little in the way of passing trade. But it is two minutes walk from the Festival Theatre, and close to all the other attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Yet once a party of 12 conference delgates had left about 20:00, we were the only table occupied in the retaurant.

With this quality, at these prices, it must be the best-kept secret on the Edinburgh restaurant scene.

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Thank BruceRoyan
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