Yves St Laurent said that ‘Fashion fades but style is eternal’.
Eternal may be a little strong but Rick’s boutique hotel, restaurant and bar is still looking very stylish as it sashays through its teenage years.
Part of the multi-award winning Montpeliers group, Rick’s set the pace for Edinburgh’s fashionable nightlife when it launched in 1999 and it still leads the pack today.
Centrally located on Frederick Street in the heart of the capital, Rick’s has ten super chic bedrooms, a popular, innovative restaurant and a vibrant cocktail bar.
Ideally suited for a sleek city break, this offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay, Sunday to Thursday, in one of the ten designer-styled rooms.
As well as a full cooked breakfast, guests will enjoy a three course dinner in Rick’s buzzy restaurant. A cocktail on arrival from one of the bar’s much celebrated mixologists will help you settle in to your room.
Chic and comfortable
With just ten rooms, Rick’s provides a boutique alternative to big corporate chains and that independent streak shines through in the decor of the bedrooms. Elegant walnut headboards; angora and lambs’ wool blankets plus custom-designed furniture means that the rooms look great and feel just as welcoming.
Cable TV, DVD players and your own sound system mean that top notch in-room entertainment is available at the flick of a switch, and, of course, WiFi is available.
Fresh produce and local suppliers are at the heart of the menu in Rick’s restaurant. As well as a full Scottish breakfast in the morning, you will also enjoy a three course dinner from Rick’s residents’ menu.
Typical dishes might include starters such as the pork rillettes with caramelised onion bread toasts and onion jam or the smoked haddock fish cakes with lime and caper crème fraîche.
Popular main courses include the handmade 8oz Buccleuch beef burger with fries and tomato relish as well as the penne pasta with smoked chilli, black olives, plum tomatoes and shaved Parmesan.
Some dishes, such as the eight oz, 28 day aged Scottish sirloin steak with hand-cut chips and Béarnaise sauce will be charged a supplement.
Rick’s is brilliantly located for the shops of George Street not to mention the temptations of Harvey Nicks. Major attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, the National Museums of Scotland and the National Galleries are all a short stroll away.
We ran a very similar deal to this in December and this is what some of the people who bought the offer had to say:
‘You get a lot for your money – I’ve been to this hotel before and know this deal is good value.’
‘I like the fact that it’s a luxury hotel for a reasonable price.’
‘Great place, great price.’