World peace, health and happiness are the usual responses to the question ‘What would you do with three wishes’.
A quick straw poll of the Big Deal office has revealed that lunch, lunch and indeed lunch are the top picks around these parts.
Grant yourself a special wish with today’s Big Deal on a lovely lunch at the gorgeous Brasserie in No. 11 Brunswick Street.
Decorated with works from local artists, the airy and spacious Brasserie is part of No. 11 Brunswick Street, a gorgeous Georgian townhouse which has been thoughtfully converted into a beautiful ten bedroom hotel.
Situated in a quiet street but just a fifteen minute walk from Waverley Station and only five minutes from Edinburgh Playhouse, it sits on the edges of Edinburgh’s New Town.
The kitchen is particularly proud of its use of well sourced Scottish ingredients. Suppliers include cured meats from Rannoch Smokery; terrific cheese from Banchory Devenick Dairy and bread from the nearby Manna House Bakery.
Put another way, the Brasserie at No. 11 Brunswick Street is the perfect place for a real taste of Scotland.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for one person to enjoy two courses from the Brasserie menu. The specific dishes will vary according to what is in season.
Popular starters include the pan-fried fillet of mackerel served on a sorrel and spinach cream with warm bread and the Stornoway black pudding and pear tart.
Typical main courses might be the gnocchi served with rocket pesto and courgette ribbons; the beef stew made with Scottish beef and herb dumplings; the Loch Duart salmon with sautéed new potatoes and the roast chicken breast served with a whisky cream sauce and haggis croquettes.
Rib eye steak
We suspect that Aberdeen Angus rib eye steak, served with new potatoes, Portobello mushrooms and your choice of herb butter or peppercorn sauce, will be popular.
If you have a sweet tooth, you will be delighted by the Brasserie’s choice of desserts. Think raspberry cranachan; sticky toffee pudding or the mixed fruit crème brulée.
This offer would be a great way to spoil yourself and a fantastic alternative to eating al desko. Or buy a couple and treat a friend or family member to a memorable lunch. The St James Centre, Mulberry Walk and George Street are all a short walk away which also makes this offer ideal for a rather decadent break in a shopping expedition.
No 11 Brunswick Street has been picking up many a happy review on TripAdvisor. This is what one visitor had to say of her meal there:
‘I loved No 11 from the moment I entered the doorway, there’s a certain charm, elegance and character to the building which was only upstaged by the staff. They could not do enough for us, they were helpful, friendly, chatty but not intrusive. (Our meal) was excellent value for money, all the courses were utterly delicious and the portion sizes were more than adequate. You can even get a bottle of house wine starts at as little as £11!’