Boutique Edinburgh restaurant, No 11, is flying high on success at the moment.
As well as winning a recent dining award, it has also enjoyed generous praise from The Scotsman food writer, Emma Newlands.
Now you have a chance to sample the seasonal Scottish cuisine for yourself with today’s Big Deal for a meal for two or four. You have the choice of two, three or five courses, all of which can be enjoyed in elegant townhouse surroundings.
So if you have a birthday or theatre trip coming up, or if you are on a foodie quest to try out all the best places in the capital, then you know what to do…
Historic city centre setting
Just seven minutes from Edinburgh Playhouse, the restaurant is set in an A Listed Georgian townhouse hotel – a very elegant environment for enjoying the best of local produce.
Part of a terrace of graceful residences, No 11 combines the grandeur of classic Edinburgh architecture with contemporary decor, including carefully chosen artworks.
The surroundings are matched by the delicious food produced by Head Chef Willie Lonnie, a man who has worked in several of Scotland’s most notable restaurants as well as further afield.
As far as this chef is concerned, ‘nature does the work to produce the flavour – a good chef merely enhances nature’s work by presenting the food well’.
The choice is yours
This Big Deal is very flexible as you have six options to choose from, available at various times.
Option one is for two people to have the two course à la carte lunch or early evening meal. Option two is the same and for four people.
Option three is for two people to have the three course seasonal menu. Option four is the same and for four people.
Option five is for two people to have the five course tasting menu. Option six is the same and for four people.
Menus change depending on the seasonal produce available but you can expect a variety of dishes.
Starters could include the duck pastrami with honey roast peach and toasted almonds, the smoked cheese, spinach & walnut croquettes, and the baked vegetarian haggis wellington.
Mains might feature the oven roast guinea fowl supreme, the pan-fried fillet of salmon with black olive & chilli polenta cake, and the warm confit of duck. Vegetarians can dine on dishes like the roast spiced cauliflower with ratatouille.
For dessert, expect delights such as the vanilla & yoghurt panna cotta, the warm chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and the crème brûlée of the day.
There is a £10 per person supplement payable for Friday or Saturday evening bookings.
No 11 has an excellent overall score of 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor. Here are some recent glowing reviews:
‘Lovely dining room and pleasant sitting area. Very friendly service. The food was excellent. My pork loin was lovely. Vegetarian haggis was good. Good value for quality of food. Pianist was good.’
‘Very nice food and good atmosphere, friendly staff. Somewhere to go for a nice evening out. Nice selection of food on the menu.’
‘We found the owners and the staff at this hotel to be very friendly and helpful. The restaurant taster menu experience was superb. I would certainly recommend trying it.’
Fabulous for foodies
This Big Deal from No 11 would make a welcome Christmas gift for the fine dining fan in your life.
There are also options for four people with this offer. So as mentioned, if you are going to see a show with friends over the next few months, this would be ideal for a pre-theatre meal.