A fine-dining neighbourhood restaurant combining the best of Scotland's larder with modern European cuisine.
With a striking chandelier stealing the show amidst otherwise low-key décor, New Chapter is a popular neighbourhood haunt, with two private dining rooms downstairs. The seasonally changing menu offers Scottish ingredients served with an international nod. Warm homemade bread and dip land swiftly on the table and are so good you’re keen to see what will follow – white onion and cider soup with Cockburn’s black pudding does not disappoint, with beautifully presented layers of flavour demonstrating real skill. For mains, a parsley and spelt risotto is adorned with parsnips and honey-glazed chestnuts but lacks a little bit of punch, while a Borders ribeye steak accompanied by a stack of chunky chips oozes satisfyingly with juice. Savvy diners keen on a deal should make a point of checking out their very reasonable midweek offer of three courses with a glass of Aelder Elixir Royale.
- Private dining: 18/30
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Smooth jazz
- Capacity: 49 (12 outdoors)
- Largest group: 49
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £19.50 per bottle
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Christmas Food Q&A: Matthew Korecki – New Chapter25 Nov 2015
New Chapter serves French food with a Scottish twist, its chef shares some festive secrets
My favourite Christmas ingredient is paprika. I would suggest using espelette paste (mild paste made from peppers from the Basque country) or mild harissa for your stuffing.