Two of our favourite eateries in Edinburgh this week were:
Fine French cuisine, including fresh snails in garlic (yum) at L’escargot Blanc in the West End www.lescargotblanc.co.uk which has a wine bar downstairs and a busy restaurant upstairs with a terrific, reasonably priced and varied menu of locally sourced fresh ingredients. Highly recommended.
By contrast, yet also highly recommended, we enjoyed excellent simple Scottish food at Mrs Forsyth’s Tearoom which has no web site or wifi or indeed anything at all modern. It is like a walk back in time and sneakily hidden away in Chalmers Close opposite the Museum of Childhood in the Royal Mile. Not only was the home made pea and mint soup delicious, but the ambience and service is what makes this place. The mound of home made tea cosies and other wares for sale, the crocheted sugar covers and the charming and chatty old lady with grey/purple hair and amazing personality.