Lovage Restaurant

Lovage Restaurant
38 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX
  • Telephone 0131 557 5754
  • Opening times Tue–Thu & Sun noon–3pm, 6–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–3pm, 6–10.30pm; Closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Sun 6–10pm. Closed Mon.
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  • Website lovagerestaurant.co.uk
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Lovage Restaurant

Seasonal Scottish ingredients, modern European recipes and a taste of Poland make for surprising and delicious meals at this relaxed Old Town bistro.

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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.

The List's rating
7.4

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Hannah Jefferson visited Lovage Restaurant on 18 January 2018
  • High point: Fun and creative dishes
  • Low point: Vegetarian options limited
  • Average price: £26 (dinner)
  • 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