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

A new venture from the team behind the late, great Norn. Local, seasonal, creative Scottish cuisine with a fixed menu that changes by the day.

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Husband and wife team Scott (chef) and Laura (front of house) Smith were the geniuses behind the late lamented Norn, but lament no more: the new Norn is here. Fhior means ‘true’ in Gaelic and here is a truth for you: eat at Fhior and you can die happy. The Norn principles apply – minimalist décor, relaxed atmosphere, passionate staff and sublimely creative cooking. For dinner there is no menu, although you can specify dietary requirements in advance – simply choose between four or seven courses (but choose seven or you will be sad) and the chef who finished each course will bring it to you. Try the matching wines from talented sommelier Stuart Skea or choose your own from an excellent and unusual list. Then simply sit back and wait for a series of taste explorations and explosions. They could be caused by sharp elderflower pickle and unctuous oyster butter with cod, or shaved lamb crystals nestling next to samphire and sea buckthorn picked that morning from a secret spot in East Lothian. Finish with the most intensely strawberry-tasting dessert you could possibly eat, scattered with the pretty bite of amaranth and nasturtium. Then float off to true heaven.

The List's rating






Megan Welford visited Fhior on 25 July 2018
  • High point: Stunning, stunning food
  • Low point: Hard not to fill up on the equally stunning beremeal bread
  • Notable dish: Lamb, carrot, kelp, sea buckthorn
  • Average price: £15 (lunch); £40 for 4 courses; £65 for 7 courses (set dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Staff picks.
  • Capacity: 32 + 12 in the bar
  • Largest group: 32
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £28 per bottle