If you had to sum up the three strongest trends in the restaurant world at the moment then seasonal, sustainable and local would do the trick.
At Edinburgh Larder Bistro, those three words sum up the ethos which the Alva Street restaurant is founded on; although adding in a few other words such as ‘pretty darn tasty’ wouldn’t go amiss either.
Tuck into today’s Big Deal with Edinburgh Larder Bistro and enjoy a two course dinner from their seasonal a la carte menu.
Located in the West End, Edinburgh Larder Bistro works closely with local farmers, fishmongers, and fruit & vegetable suppliers to provide the best of local Scottish produce. With a regularly changing seasonal menu and daily market specials, diners can enjoy the authentic flavours of the Scottish countryside.
This mouth-watering Big Deal is for two people to enjoy 2 courses from the seasonal a la carte menu plus a glass of wine each. Individual dishes will change depending on the seasonal ingredients available. To get a taste of the Edinburgh Larder Bistro, the current menu is shown here:
Pan-roasted Ochil wood pigeon with barley and celeriac
Mulled wine glazed chicken liver parfait with toast and chicory salad
Cullen skink with heritage potatoes and herb oil
Home-cured beetroot and horseradish salmon with homemade oat biscuits
Caramelized shallot tart with Crowdie mousse, organic leaves and rose hip dressing
Partridge and pear with roasted heritage potatoes, crushed winter vegetables and mustard and thyme gravy
Seared home-cured loin of Highland venison with forager’s barley risotto, crispy parsnips and juniper jus
Seared Scottish whiting with Jerusalem artichoke purée, potato cake, braised leeks and Shetland mussels
Confit Arctic char with spiced carrot purée, pickled fennel, beetroot poached egg yolk and braised cabbage
Wild mushroom and Puy lentil Wellington with Morangie brie, parsnip mash and winter greens
Dark chocolate tart with sea buckthorn and boozy ice cream
Apple charlotte with brandy custard and vanilla pumpkin seeds
Christmas pudding pannacotta with gin poached blackberries
Baked clementine rice pudding brulee with clove ice cream
Selection of scottish cheeses with homemade oatcakes and chutney
Having opened earlier this year, Edinburgh Larder Bistro has not been slow to win fans. It is rated a healthy 4/5 on 5pm Restaurants and has attracted plenty of glowing TripAdvisor reviews. This is a recent review from that site:
‘A good introduction to proper Scottish cooking. This is a bit of an undiscovered gem, tucked away in a beautifully decorated basement. I recently visited The Edinburgh Larder for lunch and was really impressed with the ambience, menu and service. The restaurant prides itself in using the finest ingredients that Scotland has to offer and serving them up within sensibly priced, imaginative and healthy dishes…’