Ishka offers a magnetic ambience for any occasion where exceptional flavour combinations, innovative cocktail creations and an unrivalled collection of wines & Champagnes are served up with service from our friendly and enthusiastic team that’s second to none.
Conveniently located in the bustling business district, opposite the EICC, Ishka is only a hop, skip & jump from the city centre. Whether you are coming to dine, drink or party at Ishka… you won’t be disappointed.
At Ishka you’ll discover exceptional menus that effortlessly combine the best in Modern Scottish cuisine with nods to the Mediterranean. Featuring classic dishes with a contemporary twist as well as inventive flavour combinations, and using the finest seasonal ingredients, Ishka delivers an unforgettable dining experience from early till late.
With fabulous Scottish seafood, game and stunning vegetarian dishes featuring on our simple yet exciting menu, supplemented by an ever changing array of delicious daily specials, there’s something for everyone.
The restaurant’s specials board will reflect the market on the day. Seasonal fish, locally cured meats and handpicked veg will be an exciting feature of the Ishka dining experience.
Perfect for a lazy lunch, an intimate dinner or something in between in you’ll discover seasonal handcrafted dishes, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are perfectly presented.
Le Roi Fou
Chef Jérôme Henry has opened his first restaurant, Le Roi Fou in the New Town. Over the last 20 years Swiss-French Jérôme has cooked in in some of the best kitchens including seven years as head chef at Anton Mosimann’s Private Dining Club, as well as the now fabled Les Trois Garçons.
Le Roi Fou, a Restaurant Des Artistes, is a collaboration between Jérôme and creative director Isolde Nash. Both were drawn to open their first restaurant in Edinburgh due to its outstanding appreciation of food and culture, two of their personal passions.
A bijou relaxed fine dining restaurant, Le Roi Fou will serve modern European dishes influenced by Jérôme’s French roots across a variety of dining options including daily prix fixe, à la carte, tasting, vegetarian and weekend brunch menus.
Le Roi Fou has a Bar and a Salon dining room created by Isolde in collaboration with contemporary British artists and designers. Influences include 20s Austrian architect Adolf Loos, Dada and the Absurd. She has designed the bar and lighting with award-winning Scottish furniture designer, David Watson. It has an Austrian modernist feel to it, in glowing golds and oak, with bespoke hand-crafted tiles by Karak. Meanwhile, the Salon is in the tradition of the ‘Belle Époque’, decorated in red velvet and dark grey greens, white tablecloths, fine china and crystal, and this spring will be hung with paintings by Darren Coffield and Geraldine Swayne
Daily prix fixe, à la carte, vegetarian, tasting (6 courses), brunch
image credit Brooks Hall
This spring, Seasons Restaurant and Bar is enjoying its own rebirth – one year on from opening. The fresh new frontage at its home on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street heralds the new beginnings within the form of a brand new bar with its own bijou a la carte menu.
The new menu has been designed by Executive Chef and owner Matt Urry with the help of new recruit, Head Chef Cameron Laidlaw, who has recently joined from Restaurant Mark Greenaway. The new style menu sets the 10 seater bar apart from the ethos of the main restaurant: Small yet perfectly formed it has been designed for casual dining in mind and will be available from 2pm until 8pm accompanied by a list of 30 wines by the glass. The new bar wine list has been carefully selected by Matt who aims to make more inaccessible wines available to drink by the glass.
- White onion veloute, burnt onion, seasonal herbs £4.50
- Wye valley asparagus, gremolata and roasted hazelnuts £7
- Aged beef carpaccio, whipped goats cheese and wild garlic, crispy shallot, parmesan granita, beef fat flat bread £10.50
- Slow cooked Lamb leg, beer pickled shallot, charred spring onion, pomme puree, celeriac £11.50
- Poached Langoustine, quinoa, burnt apple, channel wrack, Langoustine bisque £12
- Rhubarb, custard honeycomb, gingerbread, doughnut £7
- Chocolate, pistachio, granola £7
Honeycomb & Co launches new neighbourhood eatery
Inspired by flavours from around the world and the best seasonal produce, new modern eatery Honeycomb & Co has launched in the heartod Bruntsfield. Serving up stylish dishes that are bursting with flavour, Honeycomb & Co will be a welcome addition to Edinburgh’s food scene, and is a new venture from the team behind many of the city’s eating spots.
This relaxed neighbourhood destination promises great food and service throughout the day, whether you prefer to enjoy it in the bright, airy space or opt to take your choice of sumptuous salads, main courses or sweet treats home to share with friends and family.
The menu is brimming with good things – how about a weekend brunch of shakshuka, topped with crispy black pudding from The Store Company and hazelnut dukka? Lunch specials might include beef ramen, made with The Store Company beef slow-cooked in the kitchen’s ‘master stock’ and served with their own kimchee and soft boiled egg, while a bowl of spring minestrone will feature foraged wild garlic pesto to give some zip on the chilliest of days. Plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free choices are available.
Great coffee and cakes will be available all day – the colourful, tempting bakes on offer might include Persian love cake doughnuts, cinnamon (and black cardamom) buns with tahini, or their signature honey cakes.
Address: 1 Merchiston Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4NP
Phone: 0131 228 4641
The Lantern Room
The Lantern Room, at Courtyard Edinburgh, is a new style of restaurant for those looking for a refreshingly modern take on locally sourced food and drinks, traditional dishes and service. Set behind the Georgian façade of Baxter’s Place, The Lantern Room takes its inspiration from the building’s historical links to the imagination and endeavour of Scotland’s lighthouse pioneer, Robert Stevenson, while possessing a modern energy and style that suits its place in a twenty-first century capital city. The menu builds on Scottish produce from trusted local suppliers. The food is simple, high quality and flavoursome; served as light bites, as part of a fixed priced menu freshly prepared on a daily basis and for more refined dining. With everything presented with a contemporary flair from platters to share, to a working lunch, a pre-theatre dinner or late-night supper, there is something for everyone any time of the day or night.
To accompany the food, The Lantern Room offers a handpicked selection of wines, craft beers and speciality gins. A signature cocktail has also been created to capture the restaurant’s warm and welcoming atmosphere where people can meet, mix, relax and stay all day.
Address: 1-3 Baxter’s Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AF
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Dishoom On St Andrew Square
The team behind the much-loved Dishoom restaurants in London have opened a Scottish location in the heart of Edinburgh. Dishoom pays loving homage to the Irani cafés of Bombay. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there were almost four hundred cafés at their peak in the 1960s. Now, fewer than thirty remain.
Dishoom Edinburgh is housed in a beautiful 1920s-era Grade A listed building, which was originally built as a warehouse for Forsyth’s department store.
Open every day from early ‘til late, diners can enjoy Executive Chef Naved Nasir’s legendary breakfast, followed by an all-day sharing menu of authentic and lovingly curated Bombay comfort food – small plates, grills, biryanis, salad plates, rolls and curries.
Address: 3 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD
New cocktail bar Epicurean opens at the G&V
Edinburgh’s hottest new bar, Epicurean, is now open. The vibrant bar is located besides the Royal Mile on the ground floor of G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh and will create a new social hub for the bustling city. With an upbeat vibe creating an inviting atmosphere for city dwellers and guests alike, Epicurean serves aromatic infusions and colourful cocktails using home-grown flowers and herbs from an EvoGro hydroponic, best known for gracing the country’s finest Michelin Star kitchens.
The cocktail menu is inspired by the Scottish Colourists and will take guests on a Scotsman’s journey of Botanical Europe. Vibrant cocktails with bursts of colour are reminiscent of the movement’s engaging paintings. The playful drinks’ beautiful shades are achieved by combining 100% natural ingredients; the team juice herbs from the EvoGro hydroponic and fruits and vegetables on site to ensure everything is fresh and of the highest quality.
Epicurean will serve an all-day dining menu with Mediterranean snacks and an extensive mocktail list made with hand pressed homemade juices.
Address: 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD