Following a successful 30 years in Leith, The Raj has relocated to Blackhall, Edinburgh. At The Raj you can expect extra ordinary tastes and ﬂavours usually found in the palaces and high-homes of India and Bangladesh. The skilled chefs bring the cultures that have come together in Bombay — the Goans, Bengalis, Gujeraﬁs, Mughals and Portuguese — for you now to relish in Edinburgh.
Raj has long been a thriving, cosmopolitan and multicultural city with its cuisine bringing together many different culinary inﬂuences in exotic harmony. Regional recipes were shared; new dishes were created; and gradually a unique cuisine emerged— which is now synonymous with India’s ﬁnancial, entertainment and culinary capital.
Back in 1986, the Raj restaurant was created around the idea of bringing the cuisine of this great city to Edinburgh. Today, The Raj’s menus reﬂect this ongoing exploration featuring the freshest seafood, chicken, and lamb, as well as plenty to please vegetarian palates. Their menus feature a wide variety of cooking techniques, from slow cooked curries to grills and kebabs as well as tandooris from the clay oven.
Their wine list reﬂects a carefully considered selection of new and old world wines, specially chosen to complement their cuisine, with their sommelier on—hand to provide expert advice. If wine is not your thing, they have a wide range of Indian and artisan beers, whiskies and other exotic spirits, ensuring a perfect partnership for every guest’s palate.
Welcome to Hamilton’s Bar and Kitchen
Hamilton’s was opened in 2008 to give the Stockbridge locals a bar where service is relaxed, but informed; great beers, cocktails and a food menu that changes with the food seasons, supporting local suppliers and delivering quality dishes.
Breakfast is available from 9, lunch from 12 and dinner from 6. Hamilton’s serves food seven days a week until 10pm. All dishes are cooked to order and many dishes can be tailored to suit dietary needs.
Hamilton’s supports local musicians and bands all year round with a weekly Sunday session between 7pm – 9pm.
Live Music at Hamilton’s
|23rd October||Ewan Simpson from The Winter Tradition|
|30th October||Danny & Steven of The 10:04s|
|6th November||Jon & Jack of The Holy Ghosts|
|13th November||Jordan Murray|
|20th November||Ewan Simpson from The Winter Tradition|
|27th November||Danny & Steven of The 10:04s|
|4th December||Jon & Jack of The Holy Ghosts|
|11th December||Jordan Murray|
|18th December||Danny & Steven of The 10:04s|
Celebrate Christmas with Hamilton’s
Christmas Lunch £20.95 Available daily from 12pm (Starts 1/12/16)
Christmas Dinner £26.95 Available daily from 6pm (Starts 1/12/16)
To book please contact the Hamilton’s team
email@example.com or call 0131 226 4199
Romantic, historic and utterly unique, The Witchery by the Castle has been wowing discerning diners in the capital since the 1980’s and has developed a world-wide reputation for its exceptional dining experience, showcasing the very best of Scotland’s produce in the most magical of settings.
A Scottish dining landmark, much loved by loyal locals, its A-list celebrity fans and visitors to the city alike, The Witchery was established by acclaimed restaurateur, James Thomson OBE and really is the most spectacularly atmospheric dining destination in the city.
The Witchery has become one of the city’s most famous destination restaurants with a global reputation and remains a destination for many celebrities visiting the city, including; Michael Douglas, HRH Princess Anne, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kate Moss, and many more, with Lord Lloyd Webber describing it as “the prettiest restaurant ever!”
The décor is an undeniable part of the appeal, reflecting the building’s 16th-century origins. Dine in the rich baroque surroundings of the original oak-panelled Witchery or among the elegant charms of the Secret Garden. Both are enchanting and magical, with carved panelling, lush drapes, exposed beams, heraldic insignia and gilded ceilings.
Candlelit tables offer an intimate ambience, while the cuisine lives up to the surroundings, with the emphasis on high-quality Scottish seafood, beef, lamb and game, elegantly prepared and presented.
Signature dishes include Oban native oysters; Scallops from the Isle of Mull served in their shell with Iberico ham and garlic butter; Steak tartare with raw quail’s egg;
35-day dry-aged Scotch rib-eye steak, grilled bone marrow, roscoff onion and béarnaise sauce; Lobster and crab omelette, sauce Americaine; Roast loin of Cairngorm venison, black quinoa, iron bark pumpkin, pickled pear; Kir Royale sorbet; Valrhona ‘Equatorial chocolate and pistachio tea cake; Yorkshire rhubarb and custard tart with mascarpone ice cream.
You’ll also discover one of Scotland’s finest wine cellars featuring over 500 wines by the bottle and 16 by the glass. The restaurant was winner of the AA’s coveted best wine list in the UK awards 2013 and named among the world’s greatest wine lists in the inaugural World of Fine Wine Awards in 2014.
The Witchery by the Castle also features nine theatrical suites, perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent of settings. Lavishly decorated these suites scream romance with a capital R! Whether you choose the Library, the Old Rectory or the Guardroom, the result is the same – wall to wall decadence, massed antiques, gothic décor and roll-top baths big enough for two! An unforgettably magical experience.
Open seven days from Noon until 11.30pm (last reservation).
Lunch from 12 Noon; Dinner 5pm – 11.30pm*
Pre- theatre Supper 4pm – 6.30pm*
Post-theatre Supper 10.30pm – 11.30pm*
*Last reservation taken at this time.
• Private Dining or Weddings & Celebrations – The Witchery – up to 50 guests & The Secret Garden – up to 60 guests.
• 9 fabulously original and indulgent suites.
4) Voujon ()
Bengali and Indian restaurant Voujon is a passage to India, serving traditional Asian cuisine in a modern Scottish environment. Voujon have created an atmosphere combining elegance with a sophisticated ambiance, packed with the flavour, colour and aroma of Bangladesh and Northern India.
Traditional Indian food is served in contemporary surroundings complete with crisp linen clad tables, sumptuous oak wood interiors and designer crockery. The menu is a fusion of traditional Bengali recipes with influences from both East and West. The menu features a number of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes including classics such as Rhogan Josh, Madras and Pathia and special dishes like Katmandu Chicken Delicacy and Methi Gost. A full wine list is available so you can pick the perfect accompaniment for your meal.
Voujon also has a private dining room which is the perfect venue for business lunches, birthday parties, anniversaries or special events.
Eating wonderful food that is beautifully presented and served in relaxing surroundings is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Voujon will endeavour to provide you with this every time you visit the distinctive and distinguished restaurant.
5) Juniper ()
Edinburgh’s most innovative cocktail bar, with stunning views of the city skyline!
This stylish sister bar to Twenty Princes Street has established a reputation as ‘THE’ place in Edinburgh for creative cocktails that don’t disappoint. Located on Princes Street with panoramic vistas across the city skyline, the focal point of Juniper is the striking white bar that contrasts perfectly with aubergine and cranberry furnishings, along with original artwork and subtle lighting, giving it a warmth and informality that you won’t find in many bars – particularly ones of this calibre.
Naturally, of course, the window booths with their unrivalled views are much sought after, but if you’re lucky enough to get one of the stools at the bar you’ll be mesmerised by the performance of the Juniper crew as they create their exceptional cocktails. If you’re looking for a quiet spot, The Library, with its large bay windows, cool blue walls, original fireplace, big and big, comfy wingback chairs that you’ll just want to snuggle into, offers a quiet spot and is also a great venue for a private reception.
At Juniper we are a little obsessed about our cocktails but we don’t take ourselves too seriously – you only need to check out our eclectic selection of cocktails for proof. The team work hard experimenting with the best of the fantastic spirits available and married these with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and home-made juices and infusions. The result: traditional cocktails with a contemporary twist, fabulous sharing cocktails, unbelievable new flavour combinations that will wow your senses. At Juniper we strive to satisfy our guests’ tastes while also encouraging you to explore and discover new drinks, flavours & creations – and have fun!
And if you’re not in the mood for a cocktail, there’s an extensive selection of bottled beers, individually sourced spirits and wines as well as a fabulous collection of Champagnes! Plus there are plenty of drinks of a non-alcoholic variety.
An innovative Street Food menu is also available daily from 12 Noon with a fantastic selection of dishes from just £3. Signature dishes include Scottish Lobster Mac & Cheese; Fish Finger Sandwich with Tartare Sauce; Haggis & Caramelized Red Onion Sausage Roll with Brown Sauce; Juniper Hot Wings – crispy chicken wings with sticky smoked birds-eye chilli sauce and Malteser Sundae.
Sleek, chic and discreet, Juniper is top of the list for anyone looking to impress and the venue for the city’s brightest and finest to see and be seen! Whether you’re getting together with friends, celebrating a special occasion, look no further than Juniper – and see the capital from a totally different perspective.
At Juniper we don’t just want you to enjoy your drink, we want you to enjoy the whole experience.
• Cocktail Tasting Menu – 4 cocktails & 4 bar nibbles for only £30 (minimum 2 people)
• Fondue Friday’s – every Friday from 5pm – savoury, sweet or cocktail – from just £12 for two people
• Breakfast is served daily 9am to 12 Noon
• Events include new/seasonal cocktail launches, Glenmorangie Cheese & Chocolate Tasting, Martini Evenings, Gincredible Evenings