While many people appreciate the delicate sensibilities of a romantic novel or perhaps the pleasing symmetry of a sonnet, there are times when you crave for simpler pleasures.
Like steak, chips and beer.
Today’s Big Deal is with the Turquoise Thistle, the lovely restaurant in Hotel Indigo on Edinburgh’s York Place and it’s dedicated to the culinary dream team of steak and beer.
This offer is for 2 people to each enjoy a delicious, 35-day-aged, rump steak from the Buccleuch estates.
Served with a frosty bottle of Innis & Gunn beer or soft drink for each diner, the steaks will be accompanied by a side dish plus your choice of sauce.
Take your pick of the following sauces: Béarnaise, peppercorn, ratatouille salsa or garlic and herb butter.
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 very short stroll away 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 catching, say, a performance of Thriller.
Turquoise Thistle has been picking up a lot of really positive reviews since it opened last year. We liked this TripAdvisor one:
‘Visited the Turquoise for a second time as we loved it the first. Once again, it was excellent. The food was lovely, the atmosphere great and the service excellent. We sent our daughter/son-in-law to the Turquoise and they also loved it. Will be going back soon. Our favourite restaurant.’
But then we also have a soft spot for this short and to the point review left on Turquoise Thistle’s 5pm entry:
‘Brilliant find. Great atmosphere, high quality food and relaxed and social atmosphere.’ Rating 4.8/5