About Cafe Cassis
First Class Experience
A very good restaurant offering good quality food at a reasonable price in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The menu, whilst not extensive, offered a good choice to satisfy the tastes of most people. The preparation and presentation of the food was to a very high standard making the whole meal experience one to remember.
When you want a bistro type meal this is perfect. Tasty moules, good quality steak, honest house wine, and friendly service. Really does a good value job
Family-run French café bistro in Newington
Café Cassis is part of the Salisbury Hotel on Salisbury Road. A husband and wife-run French cafe bistro, the tranquil basement dining room gives onto a quiet garden with children’s play area. The chef trained in France and London in several name restaurants before travelling the world and finally settling in Scotland.
Classic and contemporary French dishes
Open all day, Café Cassis has several menus. Whether you want a quick tartine open sandwich, lunch, a pre-theatre bite or a three course celebratory dinner, the chefs are happy to help. A selection of light bites range from toasted croques monsieurs and crepes to mussels and fries.
At dinner, diners can look forward to starters such as the chicken terrine with celeriac remoulade or creme brulée made with Blairleith cheddar and vine tomatoes. Popular main courses include the slow cooked beef cheeks; the cod loin with a garlic, herb and olive crust or, of course, the rib-eye steak with a peppercorn sauce.The extensive Sunday brunch menu is deservedly popular while the lunch menu is keenly priced.
Newington transport and attractions
Café Cassis is part of the Salisbury Hotel on Salisbury Road in between Dalkeith Road and Minto Street. There is ample on-street parking in the surrounding area. Several nearby bus routes run to and from the city centre. Waverley train station is a ten minute drive. Local attractions include Queen’s Hall and two parks: The Meadows, and Arthur’s Seat.