With it's fine dining pedigree, this stylish New Town brasserie delivers a Michelin-like experience.
Though calling itself a brasserie, The Honours sits decidedly at the haute end of things. It’s lofty interior is divided into a long, luxuriant bar area – serving excellent cocktails and snacks – and a generously spaced dining room, bedecked in browns, beiges and golds. It’s all poise and elegance, embellished by gliding service and background tootlings of trad jazz, a perfect foil for the food which is imbued with Michelin technique and class. Starters such as a buoyant cheese soufflé or a silky crab cappuccino are both rich as Croesus, but have a delicacy of touch only found in the most rigorous of kitchens. The menu’s extensive grill section is a major feature, with delicious steaks and specials slicked with a signature sweet-salty madeira glaze, and garnished with grilled cherry tomatoes. Continuing the classics theme, cheese is exclusively French, and exclusively very good, and a burnished tarte tatin makes a fine and fitting finale to The Honours’ proudly old-school experience.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Jazz
- Capacity: 60
- Largest group: 60
- Open since: 2010
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
- House wine: £23 per bottle
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