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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