41 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
  • Telephone 0131 667 7010
  • Opening times Tue–Sat noon–2pm & 5.30–9.15pm.
  • Food served Tue–Sun noon–2pm, 5.30–9pm. Closed Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times Tue–Sun 5.30–6.45pm
  • Pre-theatre price £13.95
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Birra Moretti

Top-bracket contemporary Scottish cooking at very reasonable prices, served in a simple Southside dining room.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This is one for the serious eaters. Field offers the very best seasonal Scottish ingredients cooked with precision and served up free from theatrical fuss. And the result is a treat. The pared-down dining room – a small white square space, bare wooden tables, huge cow portrait on the wall – befits the deceptive simplicity of the menu. Field has confidence in its ingredients and lets them speak for themselves. Their chat is seductive. A starter of hake bites in sourdough batter with samphire mayo is light and crunchy and melts on the tongue. A loin of venison is cooked so carefully that the pink flesh wobbles beneath a crisp and blackened charred skin. Bold vegetable choices, including blackened Jerusalem artichoke and salt-baked celeriac, compete for attention with the meat on the plate, while vegetarian options, such as confit beetroot steak tart with whipped goat’s curd, make for a tempting alternative. The affordable wine list offers an impressive choice of more than 50 bottles and, with the menu priced as keenly, Field dishes up an outstanding and wallet-friendly place to eat.

  • High point: Expertly delivered pared-down dining
  • Low point: Bijou space means you’ll usually need to book
  • Notable dish: Scottish venison loin, game pithivier, salt-baked celeriac, celeriac pureé, crispy kale, red wine jus
  • Average price: £13.95 (set lunch); £22.50 (dinner)

Opened in January 2013, Field is a restaurant all about the quality of local, seasonal produce. Proud to be Scottish and showcase our country’s larder, the menus reflect our region’s gastronomic heritage.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Mellow background tunes
  • Capacity: 22
  • Largest group: 22
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

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