La Petite Mort

La Petite Mort
La Petite Mort
32 Valleyfield Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LR
  • Telephone 0131 229 3693
  • Opening times Mon–Fri & Sun noon–11pm; Sat noon–midnight.
  • Seasonal times Mon–Sun noon–10pm Festival, Mon–Sun noon–4pm, 5–10pm Christmas
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–4pm, 5–9.30pm.
  • Average price £11.95 (set lunch); £24 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.lapetitemortedinburgh.co.uk
Photo of La Petite Mort
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Birra Moretti

La Petite Mort offers a riveting gastronomic performance in the shadows of the King's Theatre.

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Named after the owner’s favorite James album, La Petite Mort offers intimate, adventurous dining in the shadows of the King's Theatre. The stage is set with candlelight, exposed brick, and decorative relics found in the basement. A small​​ ​​cast​​ ​​of​​ ​​characters​ inhabit the menu allowing fresh ​​ingredients​,​​ ​​​culinary​​ ​​skill and a casual fine dining approach​​​​ ​​​to​​ ​​tell the tale.​ For an opening monologue​, the Green​ ​Tomatillo​ ​Bloody​ ​Mary is ​a​n exquisite ​award​-​winning twist​ ​on​ the classic cocktail.​ ​A​ ​first​ ​act​ ​of​ ​honey​-glazed​ ​pork​ ​belly​, ​black​ ​pudding​, ​and pancetta​​ ​​is melt-in-your-mouth tender and well supported​ ​by​ ​its​ ​co-star of ​crunchy​ ​apple.​ ​The​ ​second​ ​act of parma​ ​ham​ ​and​ ​chorizo​-​crusted​ ​cod is almost​ ​upstaged​ ​by​ ​its accompanying​ ​Cullen​ ​skink​ ​arancini, while generous desserts make for a fitting curtain call. With well-priced lunch and pre-theatre options, a thoughtful​ ​menu, and a ​carefully​ ​curated​ ​drinks​ ​list, La Petite Mort ​is ​worthy​ ​of​ a standing ovation.

  • High point: Great drinks selection from the adjoining Bennets Bar
  • Low point: Limited selection of starters and sweets may leave some wanting
  • Notable dish: Green Tomatillo Bloody Mary
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Ambient, chilled and indie
  • Capacity: 36
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
  • House wine: £18.95 per bottle