The Rabbit Hole
- Telephone 0131 229 7953
- Seasonal times Festival and December: open 7 days, check website
- Food served Tue–Thu noon–2.30pm, 6–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–3pm, 6–10.30pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
- Website www.therabbitholerestaurant.com
An established local bistro that attracts diners from across the city, lured by well-executed classic dishes.
What started out as a neighbourhood restaurant is now drawing diners from across the city. And it’s certainly worth the trip. A well-designed dining room is decorated with muted, classy tones that bring to mind a top-notch Parisian bistro. Several diners are seated at the bar, while there is a little more privacy at tables in the window or a cosy alcove. Just visible along a narrow corridor is the kitchen where chefs can be seen cooking up some fabulous flavours, whether for a popular midweek steak night, good value fixed-price lunch or the dinner offerings. The quality of the dishes is high, with starters that include a fishcake packed with haddock and salmon and topped with a poached egg and béarnaise sauce. Mains feature delicate poached chicken, served in a bowl of flavour-packed consommé and finely chopped vegetables – potatoes are extra. And, in keeping with that traditional feel, the desserts are classics, such as a gooey chocolate fondant or a lemon tart, where bitterness is offset perfectly by a lemon sorbet and blueberry sauce.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Van Morrison and low-key rock
- Capacity: 38
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2015 (October)
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
- House wine: £22 per bottle
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