Monteiths: the colours of Scotland

Monteiths: the colours of Scotland

Just steps from the Royal Mile, this charming restaurant-lounge with romantic lighting is the perfect setting for lunch or dinner, or simply for a drink.

At the end of a dead-end street, down a poetic path illuminated by multitudes of lights, and hidden under lovely hanging vines-the entrance to this spot is as magical as the candlelit atmosphere inside. The blue, green, and burgundy walls are adorned with hunting trophies. There are tartan lamps, distressed-leather club chairs, and a menu that fits the decor: classic, local, and exquisite. The lunch dishes are simple and fabulous; try the famous haggis (stuffed sheep stomach), for example, or the fish & chips. The evening menu is more refined: scallops, oysters, lobster caught on the day and slow-cooked pork. The restaurant pays great attention to sourcing the best products. Close to local farmers, it favours a simpler system with as little middlemen as possible. On weekends, the mood is festive and the music trendy.

61 High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1SR

+44 131 557 0330

Menu: around 32.5 GBP