Four places to dine out this month
January might be a gloomy month but not on the dining scene as far as we're concerned. This month sees the return of old favourites, exciting new openings and Scotland's biggest fish and chip restaurant in Edinburgh.
1. Bertie’s Restaurant and Bar
Say hello to Scotland's biggest Fish and Chip restaurant. The 300-cover venue on Victoria Street promises traditional British 'chip shop' dishes as well as contemporary twists on the chip shop experience. Think steak pie, sea dog and fish curry. There’s also several light options, all under a tenner. vittoriagroup.co.uk/bertiesfishandchips
2. Salt Café
There was uproar when hip Morningside eatery Salt Café closed last year but now it’s back, under new ownership and better than ever. Open seven days a week, 9am -4pm, check out its delicious brunch menu and don’t miss its new late night cocktail bar, NaCl, for fine wines, superb spirits, cocktails and tasty cheeseboards.
3. The Perch
Located in what was once The Dogs on Hanover Street, this eatery is now under the ownership of brothers Daniel and Finbarr McNally,owners of The Kilted Pig on Colinton Road and Scotsman Lounge at the top of Cockburn Street. It offers a fresh new look and modern Scottish food using the best local Scottish produce.
4. The Pantry at Dovecot
If you’re fans of the Pantry in Stockbridge, you’ll be delighted to hear it’s opening a new city centre spot within Dovecot Studios, Infirmary Street, on 10 January. Timed to coincide with the last three days of Dovecot’s major exhibition Liberty Art Fabrics & Fashion, The Pantry at Dovecot’s grand opening is open to the public and will offer an array of all-day dishes and nutritious ‘to-go’ options, alongside coffees and sweet treats too.