Seasonal Scottish ingredients, modern European recipes and a taste of Poland make for surprising and delicious meals at this relaxed Old Town bistro.
Polish chefs Lukasz and Bartek Jedrejek continue to build a reputation for serving up smart and accomplished dishes at their modern yet cosy Old Town restaurant. Eastern European flavours are combined with Scottish ingredients in a menu brimming with creative energy. Sometimes the creativity can overcomplicate a dish, but often it adds finesse. A pinkly perfect pigeon breast is a memorable starter alongside a haggis croquette, crispy sprout leaves and cranberries. Equally inspired is a terrine of wild boar and venison, warmed and crusted with pistachio and partnered with a well-judged fennel kimchi. While a main of hake with artichoke and apples could do without the addition of caramelised hazelnuts, a generously portioned and flavour-packed lamb shank with Kashmiri rice is a winner. Crème brûlée or a dark chocolate mousse with liquid cherry filling are highlights of the dessert options, and a thoughtfully selected wine and beer list cap off a well-rounded experience.
- Private dining: Up to 20 covers
- Music on stereo: Indie folk / popular
- Capacity: 30
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2016
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
- House wine: £18 per bottle