Team Big Deal loves a good pun almost as much as we love a great meal.
Which is why we thought ‘Thistle do nicely’ when we first clapped eyes on today’s Big Deal with the lovely Turquoise Thistle Restaurant Bar and Lounge in Edinburgh city centre.
Since opening on York Place earlier this year, this swish little restaurant, part of Hotel Indigo, has been scooping some pretty happy reviews.
This Big Deal is a handy way of discovering just what all the fuss is about.
This offer is for 2 people to enjoy a delicious two course meal, starter and main course, from the set menu at Turquoise Thistle. Guests can sip a glass of chilled Prosecco, also included in the offer, while taking a look at the menu.
Head Chef Daniel Mellor is passionate about sourcing the finest local produce. While individual dishes may change, typical starters on the menu might be the ham hock terrine with an apple jelly and warm black pudding salad or the sweet pickled mackerel which is served with a chilled pea soup and a sweet potato and caper salad.
Typical main courses might be the baked fillet of sea trout with carpaccio of beetroot, red onion and fennel salad or the breast of corn-fed chicken wrapped in Scottish smoked bacon accompanied by a pea and broad bean stew.
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 a performance of Phantom.
Turquoise Thistle has been picking up a lot of really positive reviews in the relatively short space of time since it opened. The TripAdvisor reviews are worth checking out but we couldn’t do better than this one left on Turquoise Thistle’s 5pm entry:
‘Outstanding. Excellent service, beautiful surroundings, exquisite food. A gem in the heart of the city. Can’t wait to book again.’ Rating 5/5