Six by Nico (Edinburgh)

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Six by Nico (Edinburgh)
97 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ
  • Telephone 0131 225 5050
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Average price £28 for six courses; wine pairing additional £25 (set lunch)
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Glaswegian chef Nico Simeone brings his 'six' concept to Edinburgh: a new themed six-course tasting menu every six weeks at an incredibly democratic price.

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Every six weeks, Six by Nico weaves a new story with its tasting menu. Past menus have seen familiar dishes like fish and chips, New York cheesecake and even Pot Noodle deconstructed to create gastronomic works of art. It’s affordable fine dining with a sense of humour in every concept. To start, chips and cheese is given a makeover and ends up a million miles from the stodgy chip shop mess of Friday night takeaways. Slivers of crispy potato hide under a sharp and salty parmesan foam. The fish and chips redefines everything you knew about a fish supper. A crispy beer emulsion batter practically pops on the tongue, working perfectly with vinegary little picked mussels and flaky Shetland cod. Indulgent puddings like the New York cheesecake pick apart a staple dish, served as a glimmering, fairytale-red apple on a bed of crunchy granola, the tang of lemon curd offsetting the vanilla cheesecake filling inside. For an upmarket dinner with friends, this buzzing restaurant serves gastronomic talking points with a side helping of playfulness.

  • High point: Inventive fine dining without the crazy price tag
  • Low point: Gets pretty noisy, so you might have to shout to be heard
  • Notable dish: Surprisingly light and airy version of chips and cheese
  • Average price: £28 for six courses; wine pairing additional £25 (set lunch)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: Wine pairing £25