The Raeburn Hotel

The Raeburn

The Raeburn Hotel

The Raeburn is an exquisite boutique hotel, boasting ten bedrooms, bar, restaurant, Private Library, Private Dining, conference room and outside terraced area, the only one of its kind in Edinburgh.

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The Huxley, Edinburgh

The Huxley

The Huxley, Edinburgh

Bringing together wit, wisdom and enough food and drink to see you through from early breakfast to a nightcap at last orders at the bar, The Huxley offers a social revolution to the West End’s social scene. The soft leather sofas, vintage upholstered chairs and refreshing eclectic surroundings offer a homely retreat from the bustle of the busy Edinburgh city.

With a subtle nod to our pals across the water, The Huxley’s menu offers the best burgers and hot dogs in town and with their ever-evolving toppings you can enjoy these well-deserved classics in exciting new ways. Their food is naturally full of flavour, full of goodness, and from people they know and like, serving nothing but the finest seasonal Scottish produce. Wash it all down with your choice of their wide array of beers, ales and cocktails to round off a truly unique experience, delivered with pride and personality.

Boasting some of the friendliest bartenders, they have set out to create a buzz, an ambiance, an experience that is uniquely appealing to customers. Whether you’re in for the kids ‘Mini Me-nu’, coffee, lunch, dinner or after work drinks, The Huxley is the place to be in Edinburgh’s West End.

Easy, honest and good value all the way – that’s the thinking behind The Huxley. With tempting menu options, great service and a vibrant atmosphere, they are committed to high standards for quality in every respect. It’s their simple promise to their customers – and it’s what makes them who they are.

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24 Royal Terrace

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Situated in central Edinburgh at the foot of Calton Hill, 24 Royal Terrace is nestled amongst the grand Georgian townhouses of prestigious Royal Terrace; a quiet, cobbled street just a short walk from the buzz of the city. This stylish boutique hotel has the added touch of the owner’s ever-changing art collection.

Each of the 16 rooms are delicately furnished with premium Egyptian cotton linen, a lambswool throw, bathrobes and slippers. The advanced in-room technology offers Smart-TVs with on-demand streaming, an HD soundbar and a subwoofer, Apple Airplay and free high-speed WiFi throughout.

Complimentary The White Company Toiletries, The Black Range Kits, Café du Monde Coffee and The East India Company Tea are also included.

After a day of exploring, guests can unwind in rt’s Bar which offers cocktails, specially sourced champagne and unique whiskies.

The Edinburgh Playhouse is 0.4 miles away, the Omni Centre is 550 yards from 24 Royal Terrace, and Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is a 14-minute walk away. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, just a 30-minute drive from the property.

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Twenty Princes Street

Twenty Princes Street

Twenty Princes Street

Twenty Princes Street has made a real impression on the dining scene in Edinburgh since it opened in Summer 2013 and has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors to the city – gaining an enviable reputation for its innovative, seasonal menus and extensive drinks menu, as well as stunning panoramic views over Princes Street, the Old Town and all the way up towards the Castle.

Twenty presents a wondrously elegant and stunning setting that is sure to bewitch even the most cosmopolitan of patrons, offering a trendy and sophisticated dining experience where the ambience is refreshingly informal and the atmosphere is glamorous, but not glitzy.

The restaurant’s interiors are a blend of old and new; triple-height bay windows and period features nodding to its Victorian heritage, while illuminated curved leather and walnut booths and shiny marbles tables give the restaurant some contemporary credentials. Light and bright, with walls adorned with pictures and photographs reflecting the history of Edinburgh and the most amazing views in town, Twenty Princes Street is captivating and capacious with a fabulous wine wall that adds further interest to the room.

One of the most eye-catching elements is the stunning ornate ceiling which has been sympathetically reinstated and dazzling designer light fittings loom majestically overhead in this large yet intimate space.

Executive Chef Tony Sarton demonstrates culinary flair with an inventive and eclectic menu that keeps apace with the seasons, using a wide range of Scottish produce and only the finest locally sourced ingredients.

It’s not surprising that Tony claimed the coveted title of ‘Chef of the Year’ at the 2015 Scottish Hotel Awards as he likes to push boundaries and add a little theatre and fun – Scottish brown crab is artfully deconstructed as tea and toast: the shell turned into a pot of strong, sea-salty broth, the brown meat into delicate mousse & the white into a creamy, refreshing parfait to spread on a tiny bread loaf and a glass cloche is lifted to reveal a puff of hickory smoke, presenting a tender, blood-red Border beef carpaccio, soft-boiled quails’ eggs, pickled walnuts and crunchy baby onion rings! Traditional dishes also shine with a well-seasoned, succulent ribeye steak seared to 450˚C in the much-vaunted charcoal-fuelled Josper grill and oven, while a sublime seafood box of half lobster with scallops, mussels, cockles and fresh, sweet langoustine is amazing value.

Twenty’s signature dishes include Seared West Coast scallops & medallions of lobster with apple consommé & vanilla; Buccleuch black pudding & pork belly roll with apple purée & sage oil; Twenty Burger, a 7oz chuck steak burger with crispy bacon, smoked mayonnaise and Innis & Gunn rarebit, served with triple-cooked chips and salad leaves; Chipotle & maple-glazed Secreto de Iberico pork, piquillo pepper gnocchi and green beans; Salt & rosemary-baked seabass with pickled spring vegetable & warm potato salad, lemon & chervil butter; ‘Fire & Ice’ Banoffee Baked Alaska – Flaming rum, caramelised banana, toffee & vanilla ice cream, sponge & toasted meringue.

There’s an extensive drinks list, including 19 wines by the glass and adjacent bar, Juniper, is perfect for pre or post-prandial drinks.

Opening times Daily: Noon–11.30pm (last orders 10pm)

• Offer a whole day menu, with starters from just £4.50 and mains from £12.00; vegetarian options; children’s portions; children’s high chairs, wheelchair access, free wi-fi
• Regular events include Winemaker Dinners, Gin evenings, Seafood evenings – keep checking their website
• Overnight rooms – £65

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juniper

Juniper

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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.
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• 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

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The Witchery By The Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery By The Castle

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.

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