Fhior

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Fhior
36 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3SB
  • Telephone 0131 477 5000
  • Bar open Wed/Thu 6pm–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–midnight. Closed Sun–Tue.
  • Food served Wed/Thu 6.30–9pm; Fri/Sat 12.30pm–2pm, 6.30–9pm. Closed Sun–Tue.
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  • Website www.fhior.com
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Fhior

A low-key, likeable modern Scottish restaurant showcasing seasonal Scottish produce prepared with considerable care and competence.

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At Fhior, Scott and Laura Smith and team deliver a low-key and likeable modern Scottish dining experience that is cool but not clinical, serious but not solemn. The ever-changing à la carte lunch, and four or seven-course tasting menus for dinner, showcase seasonal Scottish produce which is treated with considerable care and competence. Dishes include crab with turnip and apple; guinea fowl with chard and cabbage; halibut with fennel and buttermilk; and lamb with mushroom and watercress – the brevity of the menu descriptions at odds with the playful imagination and skilled preparation that goes into producing these plates. There are foraged ingredients like pepper dulse and sea buckthorn, and unusual combinations of ingredients, such as a whipped Jerusalem artichoke dessert with chocolate that’s given added sweetness and crunch by the surprising yet successful addition of the roasted artichoke skins. The menus can be wine-matched with well-chosen wines from small artisanal producers, staff are charming and knowledgeable, and the experience is one of professionalism without pretension which leaves a lasting positive impression.

The List's rating
8.4

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Stan Blackley visited Fhior on 6 March 2019
  • High point: Not looking at the menu until after you’ve eaten – so many surprises!
  • Low point: Some will find the stripped-back décor quite austere
  • Notable dish: Daily changing menu
  • Average price: £18.00 (lunch); £40.00 for 4 courses; £65 for 7 courses (set dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Staff playlists
  • Capacity: 32 + 12 in the bar
  • Largest group: 32
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £26 per bottle

Reviews & features

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