Opened with amid much fanfare in 2001, Tony Singh's magnificent restaurant and bar, located on the rooftop of an office block, is currently the hippest place to eat and drink in Edinburgh.
Opened with amid much fanfare in 2001, Tony Singh's magnificent restaurant and bar, located on the rooftop of an office block, is currently the hippest place to eat and drink in Edinburgh. There's a flat-screen video by the entrance, leading up to the restaurant proper on the fourth floor, and which has wonderful views of the city. There's also a stylish bar offering cocktails and snacks, such as Alsatian tart and Highland beef burgers. The adjoining restaurant has a changing menu full of Pacific Rim flavours and ingredients. Starters may include sweet potato and lime leaf soup, or lentil and chorizo soup with sweetcorn bhaji. Mains include rabbit with gruyere and mustard penne, peas, asparagus, spring onions and red wine jus, or one of the interesting vegetarian options such as fried blue cheese and onion sandwich with pickled vegetable salad, asparagus and red chilli hollandaise. The desserts are imaginative, with chocolate and prune terrine with cassis sorbet and candied ugli fruit, sitting alongside champagne and watermelon jelly with marmalade and rosewater ice cream. Modish ingredients such as lavender, Asian pesto, parmesan oil, lentil jus, cavolo nero and seared marlin litter a mouth-watering menu that's full of colour and panache.
Oloroso, 33 Castle Street, Edinburgh, 0131 226 7614, www.oloroso.co.uk, Mon-Sat 12-2.30pm, 7-10.30pm, Sun 12.30-2.30pm, 7-10.30pm. Meal for two, excl wine: £34.50Reuse content