Mercure Edinburgh Quay, EH3 8DQ

Tollcross, Edinburgh

Cuisine: British, Scottish

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About Hoolets

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 3

    Service: 4

    Value: 5

    Cant fault the value

    2 small steaks and a bottle of wine for £30? cant go wrong, steak small but perfect, house wine perfectly acceptable. Good dinner out for a weekday.
    - dined in restaurant 08/01/2016

Stylish Scottish restaurant in Fountainbridge

Hoolets is an innovative and lively Scottish restaurant located within the new Edinburgh Quay Mercure Hotel on Gardners Crescent. Décor is light and airy, combining classic and contemporary touches. Attracting a varied clientele of locals, tourists and business travellers, the accent is strongly Scottish, with the emphasis on the finest local produce.

Contemporary Scottish cuisine with a sense of fun

Cool and Caledonian sums up the Hoolets menu approach. The kitchen is unafraid of traditional Scottish comfort food favourites like stovies, and even names their version after Fountainbridge’s most famous milkman Sean Connery. Similar inspired irreverence characterises a menu that names the vegetarian burger after Sawney Bean and offers a choice of Mary Queen of Scots or Robert the Bruce salads.

That’s not to say they don’t take their cuisine seriously. There are some thoroughly modern treatments of great Scottish fare, such as the smoked salmon served with an Edinburgh gin crème fraiche, or venison balls with Dunlop goat’s cheese and a Belhaven Best and apricot reduction.

Edinburgh transport options around Fountainbridge

Hoolets is located on Edinburgh Quay a little to the west of the city centre, around ten minutes walk from Haymarket station and the tram line. Some bus routes serve Fountainbridge, with lots more options a short walk away on Lothian Road. Paid parking is available at Edinburgh Quay. The Edinburgh Filmhouse and the Traverse and Lyceum theatres are about five minutes walk from the restaurant.

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