The Kitchin, June 2017

Edinburgh was advertised to have 5 Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from, so I expected we would try at least one of them at some stage. However our very excellent concierge pointed out to us today that one of them had lost their star, and the restaurant a few doors down closes down for a week once a year, and this is the week.

The idea was to have lunch and not spend too much, so that ruled out a few of the remaining places, but as we were already heading down to Leith to see the Royal Yacht Britannia this morning, we chose to dine at The Kitchin and were left thoroughly impressed with the experience.

We started in the bar with a cocktail and some canapés. After finishing with the canapés we were taken to our table and provided with some sourdough bread and eventually, after our orders were taken, an appetiser. A map was also provided showing the location various parts of their produce come from, right down to the water and sea salt!

Dee-Anne and I chose different options so we could sample each others and get maximum taste of the menu. My descriptions don’t do justice to how they were named on the menu, but their online menu’s are just samples and I didn’t take a photo of the menu in the restaurant, so I don’t have the exact names.

Squid risotto
Mackerel tartare
Newhaven lobster finished with an escargot butter and squid
Newhaven lobster finished with an escargot butter and squid
Plaice and pork cannelloni
Lemon souffle
Cheese trolley

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