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85 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1HN
  • Telephone 0131 466 4726
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre price £35
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Progressive Italian dining in a brightly up-market environment on busy South Bridge.

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This beautifully appointed restaurant is the result of an inspired collaboration between chef Maciek Zielinski and Edinburgh dining institution, Joseph Crolla. The contemporary South Bridge venue is extremely spacious and understated, and it's remarkably easy to forget about all the hustle and bustle (and buses) outside. Waiting staff proudly present every course, taking time to detail the various intricacies of each dish, and they are intricate indeed, from starters including mackerel saor (a pickled Venetian speciality) and squid ink tagliolini to main courses such as lamb saddle and exquisite aged-parmesan risotto, laced with crispy pancetta and golden egg yolks. The à la carte menu is small but varied, while there are two tasting menus, including one dedicated to vegetarian dishes. An extensive and somewhat daunting wine list has something for every taste, and the large wine bar area is a nice addition. Staff are exceptionally courteous and attentive without ever being intrusive, serving imaginative, well-cooked and beautifully presented food.

The List's rating






Murray Robertson visited Mono on 12 February 2019
  • High point: It's a tie between the food and the service
  • Low point: The wine list could do with some detail
  • Notable dish: Aged parmesan risotto
  • Average price: £15 (set lunch); £33 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 85
  • Largest group: 9
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
  • House wine: £28 per bottle

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