Hellers Kitchen

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Hellers Kitchen
15 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SL
  • Telephone 0131 667 4654
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 9am–8pm; Thu 9am–9pm; Sat 9am–10pm; Sun 10am–8pm.
  • Food served Mon–Wed 9am–4pm; Thu–Sat 9am–9pm; Sun 10am–4pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sun 5–7pm.
  • Average price £16 (lunch); £20 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £12 (2 courses) £14.50 (3 courses)
  • Email
  • Website www.hellerskitchen.co.uk
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Hellers Kitchen

This sound Southside bistro delivers well beyond its casual atmosphere

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A quick glance through Hellers Kitchen’s glazed frontage reveals what seems to be a low key, relaxing café in which to have a quick bite and a cup of tea, but it would be a mistake not to explore further. Lunch consists of a pleasant range of light dishes and interesting sandwiches, but dinner is a solid performance of culinary confidence heightened by a changing list of daily specials which demonstrate flair. Piled high, crunchy deep-fried squid are tender alongside the bite of lemon aioli, while equally generous mussels are heaped into bowls of basil and cream broth. Pan-roasted venison, darkly seared outside and ruby pink inside, is trickled with a deep red wine jus alongside velvety dauphinoise potatoes. Chargrilled sirloin steak gives way softly under the knife, adding its meaty juices to the stack of hand-cut chips and the fresh bite of a rocket and parmesan salad. The cleansing tang of lemon tart with passion fruit sorbet closes the meal neatly.

  • High point: A Southside bistro that punches well above its weight
  • Low point: Lighting could be softer in the evening
  • Notable dish: pan roasted venison
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £20 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazx
  • Capacity: 44
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2008
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £15 per bottle

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