83 Hanover Street

83 Hanover Street
83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EE
  • Telephone 0131 225 4862
  • Bar open Tue–Sat noon–midnight; Sun 5pm–midnight. Closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–10.30pm; Sun 5–10.30pm. Closed Mon.
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  • Website www.83hanoverstreet.com
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83 Hanover Street

Chilean flavours and a sunshiney space make this central spot one of Edinburgh's brightest recent openings.

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They say there’s nothing new under the sun and so it’s entirely possible that yet another small-plate restaurant could easily slip under Edinburgh’s radar. But when it comes to 83 Hanover Street, that would be a big mistake. Big. Huge. For here is something almost completely different: Chilean flavours melded with Scottish produce, served in a sunny, comfy basement by a young team who exemplify switched-on-yet-laid-back service. There’s a confidence here that belies the restaurant’s relative youth: a plate of charcuterie from the (excellent) East Coast Cured is served simply and cleanly so the produce shines. Yet elsewhere on the menu it’s the accompaniments that add intrigue: sharp, oniony pebre salsa with the sopaipillas (squidgy little fried breads made to the owner’s mother’s recipe); nubbly, savoury bean stew with tender octopus; squidgy, spicy new potatoes with the punchy swordfish and chorizo skewers (and while everything is designed to be shared, you’ll probably want to keep them tatties to yourself). There’s a short but interesting wine list, with plenty by the glass or carafe, and while service can feel speedy if you’re settling in for the evening, just let the staff know you’re in it for the long haul and they’ll happily spread your order out. Lovely stuff.

The List's rating
8.4

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Jo Laidlaw visited 83 Hanover Street on 6 September 2018
  • High point: A genuinely intriguing menu
  • Low point: All those small plates on a small table
  • Notable dish: Lamb croquettes
  • Average price: £18 (lunch); £18 (dinner)

The first dining project from former Gleneagles restaurant manager and owner of the acclaimed Edinburgh bar 99 Hanover Street, Juan José Castillo Castro. Juan has taken inspiration from his mother’s Mercedes Castro’s home cooking who has been working alongside Head Chef Ross Clarke to create the menu.

We are presenting a unique culinary blend of Scottish produce with Chilean flavours, delivered as bites and plates to be shared at the table. We also offer counter top dining that is always available for walk ins and perfect for the single diner. We focus on big flavours and speed of service, so perfect for work lunches.

Our kitchen is open from noon til 10.30pm and then there after you can always come in for some wine, cheese and charcuterie until midnight for the late diners. We look forward to introducing you to our modern casual offering!

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  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chilean tunes
  • Capacity: 45
  • Largest group: 10
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
  • House wine: £32 per bottle