Hear that rumble in the distance? That’s Edinburgh’s festivals thundering towards us.
Love ‘em or leave ‘em, today’s Big Deal with the Brasserie at No 11 Brunswick Street is a five star offer for the festival season.
If you love going to all the shows, then this Big Deal is perfect for a pre-show dinner.
A ten minute walk from Princes Street, No 11 Brunswick Street is hand for the Playhouse, The Stand and St Andrews Square.
And if all the flannel of the festivals leaves you cold, the Brasserie is a tranquil spot where you will never be hassled by a face painter or jollied along by a juggler.
The Brasserie is part of No 11 Brunswick Street hotel. Set in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse, it is a very elegant environment for a fine dinner.
Available 5pm-7pm, seven days a week, this offer is for two people to each have three courses from the summer menu.
The exact dishes may change depending on the ingredients available each day.
Typical starters might be the smoked Aberdeen haddock Caesar salad or the chicken liver and brandy parfait with spiced plum and orange chutney.
Popular main courses on the menu include the confit of duck leg and chorizo ravioli with sautéed seasonal greens, local wild herbs and a Parmesan and milk sauce infusion.
Fish fans might prefer the oven-roasted fillet of hake with asparagus, pancetta and Parmesan mash with sun-blushed tomato pesto.
If you fancy a meat-free meal, you can look forward to dishes such as the asparagus, roast pepper and sun-blushed tomato mini-calzone with an artichoke heart and mozzarella salad.
Dessert-lovers can enjoy dishes such as white chocolate and banana parfait with puff candy crumbs or the vanilla and strawberry crème brûlée.
Cheeseboards will be charged a £2.50 supplement.
No 11 has prompted many 5pm users to leave cheery reviews such as this:
‘A wee gem. What a lovely, intimate restaurant so close to the heart of the town… Beautifully presented food for a very reasonable price. Wine was reasonably priced too! Can’t wait to go back…’ Rating 4.8/5
Edinburgh’s festivals are coming.
Today’s Big Deal at No 11 Brunswick Street is a superb way to enjoy the best tastes of the summer – irrespective of whether or not you have a taste for the festivals.