Autumn has inspired many a poet to wax lyrical about the changing leaves and that’s all well and good.
What our inky-fingered friends tend to overlook is that autumn is harvest time, the top time of year for eating well.
Leaves changing colour is lovely but new autumnal menus are better – after all, you can’t eat a poem.
Celebrate autumn with today’s Big Deal at the Turquoise Thistle restaurant in Hotel Indigo.
The York Place restaurant has just launched its enticing autumn set menu and this offer is a brilliant chance to give it a whirl.
Available Sunday to Thursday, this offer is for 2 people to enjoy a delicious two course meal, starter and main course, from the set menu at Turquoise Thistle.
Guests can sip a glass of chilled Prosecco, also included in the offer, while deciding from the following:
Borders lamb broth – fine lamb stock with pearl barley & a haggis crouton
Peppered mackerel paté – soured kohlrabi & celeriac relish, horseradish, English muffin
Autumn vegetable salad – marinated artichoke, pickled cauliflower, air-dried cherry tomato, celeriac remoulade
Pollock – thyme-buttered crushed red potatoes, water cress and fennel salad
Jack squash – roast jack squash with an autumn vegetable ragout, smoked Cheddar gratin
Chicken breast stuffed with skirlie – Arran mustard roast potatoes, parsnip purée, honey jus
A mix of contemporary style and Georgian elegance, Turquoise Thistle is a good looking spot in which to enjoy a fine meal.
It is also very handily located for many of Edinburgh’s attractions. The St James Centre and John Lewis are just around the corner; Broughton Street’s quirky arts and crafts boutiques are two minutes away and the clothes shops of George Street are only a little further.
The Playhouse is a five minute stroll which means that this Big Deal would also be handy for anyone in town to catch a show. Perfect if you fancy a bite before a performance of The Lion King.
The last time we ran a similar offer with Turquoise Thistle, it was very popular. One customer who bought the deal had this to say:
‘Have eaten here before and this was the perfect excuse to go back. The whole experience was faultless – the service was impeccable and the food itself was absolutely perfect. The staff were attentive, friendly and approachable.’