About North Bridge Brasserie
A group of 9 of us had a delightful meal at The North Bridge Brasserie. We were made to feel very welcome and the food was served with sufficient time to chat and make a proper evening of it. The pre-theatre menu looked quite restricted but there was something there for everyone and the quality was outstanding. We were served by a lovely young lady who could be formal without being impersonal. It was a great send off for my colleague and we all would highly recommend it.
Stunning dining room in central Edinburgh
Once the grand entrance lobby of The Scotsman newspaper, the North Bridge Brasserie is the elegant Scottish restaurant of the five star Scotsman Hotel. With its ornate wood panelling and marble features, it is an impressive space. Large windows onto the street flood the room with light and allow diners to watch the street life on the ever lively Bridges. Great spot for a business lunch, afternoon tea or romantic date.
Seasonal Scottish cuisine
Seasonal Scottish cuisine with a contemporary twist is what the highly skilled kitchen brigade at the North Bridge Brasserie aim for. Ingredients are sourced locally and there is a firm emphasis on fresh, high quality produce.
The menus change to reflect seasonal availability but typical starters might be the Highland beef tartare or the hand-dived Orkney scallop with chorizo, Baby Gem and sweetcorn. Popular main courses include Perthshire lamb rump; Loch Duart salmon and plaice served with langoustines from the Isle of Skye.
If choosing is too difficult, consider the tasting menu which features the cream of the a la carte options over eight courses.
North Bridge transport links and attractions
As the name indicates, the North Bridge Brasserie is on North Bridge in Edinburgh city centre. Waverley train station is a two minute walk and there is car parking at the station. Numerous bus routes run past the hotel. From the Castle to the Festival Theatre and National Art Galleries, several of Edinburgh’s most significant attractions are just a short walk away.