110 Hanover Street, 0131 220 1208
NEAR Five minutes from Assembly Rooms
Idiosyncratic restaurateur David Ramsden has got it right with this down to earth but stylish city centre venue. The old school British food is honest, straightforward and priced to go. A starter of mussels with cider and bacon is £4.25; smoked coley, champ and a poached duck egg is £8.10, while the slow roast duck leg and creamed cabbage is £8.75. One of Edinburgh’s more unlikely but lovable success stories.