It’s become something of a cliché among Edinburgh food and travel writers to include Masterchef and Saturday Kitchen-star Tom Kitchin’s popular Leith restaurant in lists of the capital’s highlights. Yet, nearly ten years after opening, The Kitchin still remains one of the strongest culinary establishments in the city. The winning formula of The Kitchin has always been twofold; firstly, the former whisky bond warehouse setting is one of the most stylish affairs in Edinburgh. Its wooden furnishings and wallpaper from Scottish designers Timorous Beasties are muted yet inviting. Secondly, the a la carte menu is an unabashed celebration of Scotland’s larder and waters; Kitchin operates a serious ‘from nature to plate philosophy’, whereby seasonal Scottish ingredients are worked over by French techniques resulting in beautiful plates of modern British cuisine.
78 Commercial Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, +44 131 555 1755