About Masson House Bistro
Pleasant first visit
Limited menu but all the dishes chosen were liked. No-one was disappointed.
Modern bistro in Edinburgh’s Newington
Masson House Bistro and Lounge are part of Masson House, a hotel on Pollock Halls Campus in Edinburgh’s Newington. Decked out in bright colours and with lots of natural light, both the Bistro and Lounge offer a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind and enjoy the food.
Locally sourced ingredients, global flavours
While the Lounge runs a global tapas menu during the day, the Bistro offers evening a la carte and set menus. What both have in common is the generous use of Scottish ingredients such as Mull cheddar, Stornoway black pudding and locally landed seafood.
The dishes offer clever examples of modern Scottish cooking. While the menus change regularly, typical starters might be the smoked haddock croquette with pickled cucumber, salad, tartare sauce and crisp potato or the grilled walnut bread with harissa hummus, char grilled peppers, artichokes and rocket salad. Main courses might be a chickpea and vegetable terrine; grilled sea bass with char grilled peppers, artichokes and baby spinach or the Scottish rib-eye steak with Lyonnais potato and green beans plus a peppercorn sauce or Café de Paris butter.
Newington transport and attractions
Masson House Bistro and Lounge are at Pollock Halls on Holyrood Park in Edinburgh’s Newington area. There is free on-site parking available on a first come first serve basis. Several bus routes run to and from the city centre. The nearest train station, Waverley, is a five minute taxi. Local attractions include Arthur’s Seat, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Commonwealth Pool.