3 Hunter Square, EH1 1QW

Old Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: European, Modern

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About Spatch

Flame-grilled chicken off Royal Mile

Spatch is a grilled chicken restaurant on Hunter Square, just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. It is designed to be a welcoming, informal space. Stripped walls, wooden cladding and mis-matched furniture set the laidback tone. The rolls of kitchen paper on the tables underline the point that this is a place for down-and-dirty, hands-on eating rather than fine dining with pinkies held aloft.

Spatchcocked chicken: whole or half

As the name implies, spatchcocked (split and opened) chicken is the main attraction here and it is cooked over charcoal in the open kitchen. Diners can choose whether they want it basted in lemon and herbs or smoky BBQ. Available whole or by the half, it can be accompanied by a range of sauces such as house BBQ, piri piri or the more exotic Caribbean jerk peach. There are also wings and a selection of sides such as ‘slaw, mac ‘n’ cheese bites, corn on the cob and twice-cooked chips. Alternatives to spatchcocked chicken include a fillet steak, veggie burger, BBQ pork ribs and The Cluck Norris – a chunky burger made with chicken cooked three ways. Desserts such as banoffee pot and Key Lime pie will fill any remaining spaces.

Royal Mile transport links and attractions

Spatch is on Hunter Square by the Royal Mile and Bridges. There is very limited on-street parking and pay parking at New Street. Waverley station is a five minute walk. Local attractions include Edinburgh Castle, the Museum of Scotland and Holyrood.

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