The American wit W.C. Fields claimed never to drink water in case it turned out to be habit-forming.
We suspect that today’s Big Deal with Agua bar and restaurant could easily become a very enjoyable habit which you will want to do again and again.
Part of the Apex City Hotel in Edinburgh’s historic Grassmarket, Agua bar and restaurant in Edinburgh city centre offers an intimate setting for dining.
With a decor which features several different types of wood and an illuminated marble bar, it’s a chic and comfortable space in which to enjoy the innovative dishes produced by the kitchen, proud holders of an AA Rosette.
The kitchen uses local produce wherever possible and the distinctive menus offer a choice of dishes which range from the reassuringly familiar to the intriguingly fresh.
Available for lunch or dinner, this offer is for two people to enjoy a starter and main course each from Agua’s a la carte menu.
Part of the offer, diners will be given a glass of sparkling wine to sip while examining the menu.
Typical starters might be the rabbit terrine with cabbage and ceps, pea purée and pickled carrot or the crab and lime bon bon served with mango and basil.
Popular main courses include the wild Mallard breast served with a beetroot and parsnip rosti, Savoy Cabbage and pancetta or the steamed lemon sole which comes with purple potatoes, kale and mushrooms in a garlic and white wine sauce.
Note that the steak dish, a six ounce sirloin served with a garlic croute, new potatoes, mushroom jus and pan-fried foie gras, has a £4 supplement, payable direct to the hotel.
Option two allows you to add a bottle of house wine to your meal.
Under 5s eat free
This offer would be great for a meal with friends, a romantic night out or a meal with your family. There is a children’s menu available and under fives eat free.
Scoring a fantastic combined rating of 4.1/5 from over 300 5pm Restaurant customers, Agua bar and restaurant knows how to keep its customers happy.
This is what a recent diner had to say:
‘Very good value and tasty wine and dine deal. Excellent central location.’ Rating 4.4/5