Firmly established as one of Britain’s leading restaurants, Michelin starred restaurant, The Kitchin is led by award winning Chef Tom Kitchin. Since opening in Leith in 2006, the restaurant has been attracting diners from across the world with its modern, fresh and ever evolving menus that take guests on a journey through Scotland and the seasons.
The restaurant’s philosophy ‘From Nature to Plate’, is a true reflection of Tom’s deep-rooted passion for the finest, freshest Scottish seasonal produce which arrives at the restaurant daily, straight from Scotland’s land and sea.
Located in an old whisky bonded warehouse, the restaurant interior is stylish and welcoming. The restaurant presents a tribute to its Scottish heritage and blends Scottish and Scandinavian design with a unique mix of modern furs, fabrics, tweeds, textures and tartans.
The Kitchin offers a number of menu options including the Chef’s Celebration of the Season, Surprise Tasting Menu and Set Lunch that present the very best Scottish ingredients from a range of local suppliers, expertly demonstrating Tom’s commitment to working with the seasons.
The Kitchin also provides private dining experiences and can accommodate parties up to 20 guests.
Advance booking is recommended and can be made online at thekitchin.com or by calling 0131 555 1755.
Castle Terrace is one of Edinburgh’s most elegant dining destinations and sits in one of the city’s most enviable locations, at the foot of Edinburgh Castle.
Led by Edinburgh-born, awarding winning Chef Dominic Jack, guests can expect to enjoy dishes that will take them on a culinary journey, with a chance to experience some of the best flavours of Scotland in unique dishes crafted with talent and precision by Chef Dominic and his team.
Chef Dominic is dedicated to showcasing the finest produce from across Scotland and his skills, passion and attention to detail is truly reflected in his innovative and modern menus which are constantly evolving, reflecting the change in the seasons. Chef Dominic’s dishes always offer something special and are created with the intention of surprising and delighting customers, and capturing their imagination. Castle Terrace shares sister restaurant The Kitchin’s philosophy, ‘From Nature to Plate’, and is rooted in using only the very finest seasonal Scottish ingredients, arriving daily at the restaurant from a wealth of local suppliers.
The restaurant was fully refurbished in 2016 and now features a stunning hand drawn mural of Edinburgh Castle which was conceived by renowned local artist Nichol Wheatley. The mural is complemented by rich, warm and elegant tones of royal blue and gold and design details that highlight the best of the building’s stunning Georgian roots.
Castle Terrace Restaurant also provides private dining experiences and can accommodate parties up to 16 guests.
Advance booking is recommended and can be made online at castleterracerestaurant.com or by calling 0131 229 1222.
The Scran & Scallie
Since opening in March 2013, The Scran & Scallie has become a firm favourite and the destination of choice for locals and visitors seeking out fresh, quality food in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. In recognition of its outstanding service and food and drink offering, the leading gastro-pub was recently awarded a prestigious Bib Gourmand 2017.
The Scran & Scallie presents great British food – or ‘scran’ – combined in a simple menu of classic dishes with a unique modern twist, executed to perfection. The pub is the vision of chefs Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack who have come together with head chef James Chapman, to create menus that showcase their expertise and passion. The Scran & Scallie presents all of the charm of a local pub matched with an unsurpassed level of cooking and knowledge of the very best local suppliers.
The gastro-pub is also known for its impressive and innovative cocktail list and varied selection of local, artisan, craft beers.
Reservations can be made online at scranandscallie.com or by calling 0131 332 6281.
Kitchin Group has finally brought the ever popular ‘From Nature to Plate’ philosophy to Edinburgh’s southside following the popularity of its sister restaurants; The Kitchin, Castle Terrace and The Scran & Scallie.
The beautiful dining room at Southside Scran features an open Maestro Rotisserie grill showcasing local produce. The Southside menu is a real tribute to the best of Scotland’s larder displaying a love and passion for French cuisine.
Southside Scran showcases a new stylish addition to the vibrant neighbourhood area of Bruntsfield. In a nod to the traditional French bistro style of dining, the bar and restaurant interior designed by Michaela Kitchin and Stephen Paterson feature warm green tones and colours with brass accents with rustic wooden floors and tiles throughout. During the day, the restaurant is surrounded by light streaming through the large street windows on Bruntsfield Place. At night time the restaurant is intimate and cosy, displaying bespoke lighting and a roaring fireplace in the bar area.
Featuring twists on classic bistro seating, using a variation of different textures, materials and fabrics the dining room the restaurant proudly also displays a grand Maestro Rotisserie on centre stage for daily cuts of meat, fish and vegetables.
Reservations can be made online southsidescran.com or by calling 0131 342 3333
The Bonnie Badger
In the heart of East Lothian’s coastal village of Gullane, The Bonnie Badger is the new charming hotel with a pub, restaurant, rooms and garden created by husband and wife team, Tom & Michaela Kitchin.
The charming site of The Bonnie Badger has always played an important part in the village life, dating back to 1836 when it first opened as an Inn. After an extensive renovation and refurbishment undertaken by the Kitchin family, The Bonnie Badger proudly opened its doors in December 2018.
The Hotel has undertaken a significant transformation, restoring and displaying many of the building’s original charm and features. The main house proudly expresses a genuine home away from home ethos where guests instantly connect with its charming and beautifully reinstated décor.
The Dining Room at The Bonnie Badger -The Stables- features a truly impressive ceiling showcasing the original beams of the old horse stable building dating back to the early days of the Inn. A grand fireplace towers over the dining room as a beautiful centre piece. The original sand stone walls have been brought back to life and been carefully restored giving the room a great character in a blend of classic panelling and stunning designer lighting showcasing some beautiful design elements.
Using only seasonal, local produce and an impressive display of artisan beers and wine selection The Stables menu offers a modern take on pub classics in line with Chef Tom Kitchin’s ‘From Nature to Plate’ philosophy which has become synonymous with the group’s other restaurants in Edinburgh.
The charming Bonnie Badger hotel features 14 individually designed en-suite bedrooms located in the main house and over two cottages at the rear of the garden. The hotel also holds a pub which has been beautifully restored having previously played hosts as the main dining room over the years. The hotel now presents a stylish garden room and a Private Dining room which can host up to 22 diners in an exclusive setting, adjacent to the back garden.
The garden of the hotel features an outdoor fireplace and an outside bar in good weather as well as an outdoor kitchen showcasing the Green Eggs and Utopia.
The Bonnie Badger has recently been awarded 5 AA Gold Stars Restaurant with Rooms and 5 stars by Visit Scotland.
Reservations can be made online at bonniebadger.com or by calling 01620 621 111