Dine

Dine with Stuart Muir
Dine
Saltire Court, , 10 (1F) Cambridge Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2ED
  • Telephone 0131 218 1818
  • Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–1am; Sun noon–9pm.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–2.30pm, 5–9pm; Fri noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm: Sat noon–2.30pm, 5–11pm; Sun noon–6pm.
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Sat 5–6.30pm.
  • Pre-theatre price 2 course £15.50 and 3 course £21.50
  • Email
  • Website dineedinburgh.co.uk
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Elegant theatreland brasserie, with a great cocktail lounge bar and appealing lunch and pre-theatre options.

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Dine is an elegant first-floor brasserie, perched above the Traverse in the heart of theatreland. A stylish lounge bar with sink-in leather sofas showcases a strong wine list and great-value classic cocktails. Lindisfarne oysters kick off an appealing à la carte menu that changes with the seasons and runs from lunch to dinner in this contemporary, tastefully lit room. Pan-fried duck breast arrives drizzled with honey harvested from beehives on the roof of the neighbouring Lyceum Theatre, and dressed with red cabbage purée and light spring greens. Pretty-in-pink roast quail nestles in spiced Puy lentils and butternut squash, while john dory is paired with sea vegetables and sweet and sour grapes. A stripped-back market menu offering lunch and pre-theatre options features the likes of sea bass fillet with artichoke purée or haggis with root vegetable crisps and red wine jus. There are popular 'dine with wine' deals at the weekend, and a ground-level champagne terrace when weather permits, in a venue that works hard to please its audience.

The List's rating
7

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Ian Hogg visited Dine on 22 February 2019
  • High point: A stylish spot to wine and dine
  • Low point: Some dishes not quite the sum of their parts
  • Notable dish: Seasonal Scottish food
  • Average price: £15.50 (set lunch); £31 (dinner)

A new benchmark in the city, introducing a fresh, relaxed brasserie-style dining and drinking venue, featuring Edinburgh’s first dedicated 30-seat champagne lounge in the city centre. Brought to you by Stuart Muir, former executive chef of Forth Floor Restaurant Harvey Nichols Edinburgh and his business partner, hospitality entrepreneur Paul Brennan.

The 80-cover brasserie is a stylish space for morning meetings and business lunches, vibrant pre-theatre dinners and leisurely brunches, with an extended Sunday brunch menu enjoyed to the soundtrack of live jazz.

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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Endless variations to suit customer mix and time of day
  • Live entertainment: Occasional events – dinner and performer
  • Capacity: 64-80
  • Largest group: 80
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
  • House wine: £19.50 per bottle

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