14 George Street, 0131 624 8624
NEAR Five minutes to Assembly Rooms and Book Festival
Former headquarters of the Commercial Bank of Scotland, it’s no surprise that the Dome looks suitably grand. The most striking feature of the Grill Room is the eponymous glass dome which soars above the island bar. Wicker chairs and myriad plants give it a colonial feel and it attracts a thirty to fortysomething, smartly heeled crowd. The indoor dining options include the Club Room, which serves burgers, club sandwiches and steaks, and the Grill Room for dishes such as carved rack of lamb with roast butternut squash, bubble and squeak and a red wine jus. If the weather is unusually clement, the garden out back is worth a visit. In a word: swish.