Edinburgh restaurant recommendation for 40th birthday...

(21 Posts)
theladylovescupcakes Fri 15-Nov-13 22:25:20

... For a Saturday evening. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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brass Fri 15-Nov-13 22:32:50

for how many people? I had a fab night at ghillie dhu

book a table or a snug. they also have live music.

kaumana Fri 15-Nov-13 22:43:53

Who's attending?

theladylovescupcakes Fri 15-Nov-13 22:44:10

4 of us, brass, 2 of us celebrating being 40. Will check out your link, ta.

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theladylovescupcakes Fri 15-Nov-13 22:45:00

4 girls, all of a certain age, kaumana. wink

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OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 15-Nov-13 22:50:45

The Witchery is very atmospheric, if you like that kinda thing.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 15-Nov-13 22:52:06

Or the Kweilin if excellent Cantonese is liked.

LackaDAISYcal Fri 15-Nov-13 23:02:03

Its been a whilesonce I lived in Edinburgh, but there used to be a fantastic french place in one of the lanes off Rose Street, but its name escapes me <helpful>

LackaDAISYcal Fri 15-Nov-13 23:03:07

oooh, just remembered..,

Cafe St Honore

Don't even know if its still there though!

kaumana Fri 15-Nov-13 23:05:08

The Witchery is always a good bet, went there for my 30th, though will hurt your wallet a bit.

Depends on what kind of night you are looking for. Cocktails/dancing etc or pushing the boat out for more expensive meal which you can take your time over.

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OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 15-Nov-13 23:06:30

Cafe St Honore. Is that the one with the routine re the cheeseboard? grin

LackaDAISYcal Fri 15-Nov-13 23:15:29

Is that not Martin's?

I remember him doing something with cheese, but not sure about the chap from Cafe St Honore. They both used to get their cheese board from Iain Mellis though. I used to work there as a student <nostalgic sigh>

MsTimTam Fri 15-Nov-13 23:19:13

The Honours on Castle Street, went there recently with friends and was totally fab.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 15-Nov-13 23:23:18

It might well have been Martins, have they moved in the last few years?

Graceparkhill Fri 15-Nov-13 23:31:05

The Witchery is lovely but expensive. For something cheaper but still great food I recommend Cafe Marlayne on Thistle St.
Another suggestion The Magnum on Albany St.

McFox Fri 15-Nov-13 23:42:18

I would also recommend the Honours, or have a look at Rhubarb, Martin Wisharts or The Kitchen. My favourite though is Castle Terrace. In my opinion the witchery has gone downhill a little. A few minutes walk away and you could be in Ondine, eating way better food (if seafood is your thing). Can you tell that I'm in Edinburgh and a total foodie?!

theladylovescupcakes Sat 16-Nov-13 08:04:12

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'd love the Witchery but prob too expensive for this occasion. Will drop hints to my DH! Will check out the other links.

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rallytog1 Sat 16-Nov-13 21:50:10

The witchery is overrated imho.

Wedgwood at the bottom of the royal mile is fabulous, and I also second a pp's recommendation of the magnum on Albany Street. For pre-dinner drinks Missoni has prosecco on tap.

kaumana Sun 17-Nov-13 15:19:23

I would also reccommend Ondine if you enjoy seafood. Some fizz at the Missoni first as suggested above is a great idea.

hulahoopsilove Fri 06-Dec-13 19:37:03

The Witchery was a huge disappointment my leek tartlet starter flew across the table the pastry was so hard, they took it off the menu, steak was also over cooked. Best memory was the wine list or encyclopedia it was fabulous and wine waiter was amazing. Wouldn't go again though

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