The Atelier

159-161 Morrison Street, EH3 8AG

Haymarket, Gorgie & Dalry, Edinburgh

Cuisine: European, Modern

About The Atelier

  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Nice combinations

    The small details make all the difference - fresh pesto, the amuse- bouche, even with the pre- theatre menu. Have you ever had tapioca with scallops? Probably not - but along with the mango salsa, it works. Tasty food & reasonably priced wine - enjoy!
    - dined in restaurant 03/06/2015

Modern European restaurant in Edinburgh’s Haymarket

The Atelier is a clever, award-winning restaurant on Morrison Street in Edinburgh’s Haymarket. With white walls, bare wooden tables and a stripped stone feature wall, the decor is simple rather than fussy. The theatrics are all on the plate. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.

European and Scottish culinary influences

The kitchen at The Atelier describes its food as modern European with a Scottish accent. It is certainly innovative and often features bold ingredient pairings. The menus change regularly but adventurous diners might choose the octopus Bourguignon served with crispy ox tail or the teriyaki beef salad.

More conventional options might be the pan-roast pigeon served with Spanish black pudding, plum, potato gratin and crispy kale or the slow braised ox cheek. Vegetarians are well catered for with inventive dishes such as the mushroom, goat cheese and almond strudel with butternut squash, porcini biscuit and pickled shimeji.

The desserts are also a cut above. A good example is the vanilla brioche which comes with plum, cinnamon and crème fraiche plus balsamic and coffee ice cream.

Local attractions and transport

The Atelier is on Morrison Street. Haymarket train station and the tram line are a brisk five minute walk. There is restricted on-street parking and a pay parking facilities on nearby Semple Street. Local attractions include the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Edinburgh’s theatre district is a ten minute walk.

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