While retaining some of the DNA of its North Berwick sister, Herringbone has been making its own statement in Edinburgh since opening in May 2017. With a high glass frontage curving around the former bank, light floods in to the Scandi-inspired space. In addition to a good selection of wines, cocktails and beers it offers fine examples of contemporary, casual dining. Starters like mushrooms on toast or halloumi with mango salsa are simple, but full of flavour. As are mains – Antipodean and Scottish influences are felt in the likes of a Bass Rock salmon burger with sesame crust and cucumber pickle, or sticky chicken and kimchi. And then there’s the gin: the current popularity of everything gin is reflected in an extensive menu, surely another reason why Herringbone is already proving to be a very welcome addition to a corner of the city which has a dearth of quality dining and drinking options.
South Trinity Road
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