One of the best restaurants we have ever been to
Wonderful food, unique dishes and excellent service.
We've been eating at Blonde for many years now and are always wowed by their food and service.
The flavours are just so delicious and portions are generous. The menu has been different every time, which makes it an interesting place to eat.
Our favourites this time were the fish chowder - bursting with fishy flavour, and the key lime pie - zingy and light.
Stylish European restaurant in south side
Blonde is a relaxed and informal restaurant situated on St. Leonard’s Street in the south side of Edinburgh’s city centre. Using fresh quality produce, the restaurant serves Scottish and European cuisine which caters to a variety of tastes. Accessible to wheelchair users, Blonde is also child-friendly and can provide highchairs for diners with children.
Scottish & European dishes with a contemporary twist
The restaurant firmly believes in providing a high standard of food and service at reasonable prices. The menus often feature innovative pairings of ingredients, like the warm salad of Stornoway black pudding with raspberry & walnut and a red onion marmalade; a filo parcel filled with sweet potato & veggie haggis served with roasted potato, turnip & celeriac and a vegetable gravy; or the lamb, paprika & tomato meatballs with a creamy red pesto fettuccine and grated Parmesan.
Even some traditional items don’t escape Blonde’s culinary experimentation, as evidenced in the venison casserole which is cooked slowly with red wine, root vegetables and chocolate (yes, you read that right) and served with buttered mash and parsnips crisps.
Transport links in Edinburgh’s south side
Blonde is on St. Leonard’s Street in the south side of Edinburgh, and is a brisk 15 minute walk from Waverley train station. Pay and display on street car parking is also available nearby, along with several bus stops.