The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage is possibly one of Edinburgh’s most anticipated restaurant openings. It’s the first ever restaurant on Calton Hill, and will be one that promises breath-taking views across the Firth of Forth and the city skyline.
From Saturday 24th November, the public will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner surrounded by floor-to-ceiling views of Edinburgh and beyond. Built on a cantilever so the restaurant is partially suspended over Calton Hill’s northwest slope, the restaurant will open 5 days a week, offering an approachable, relaxed dining experience.
Chef director Dale Mailley said:
The lunch and dinner offerings will be centred on a seasonal and inventive a la carte menu, complemented by a prix fixe menu. Breakfast will also be served from 10 am.
Diners can expect to see dishes like Douglas Fir-cured sea trout with sauerkraut, seaweed and rye bread; Gigha halibut, butternut squash purée, golden sultanas and brioche and clam vinaigrette; lobster smoked over oak with seaweed butter; Tweed Valley mallard roasted on the crown; and spiced pumpkin and chocolate tart, star anise and molasses ice-cream with pear, honey and walnut crumble.
The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage is a partnership with Collective, the organisation that has redeveloped the City Observatory site on Calton Hill into a new home for contemporary art. As well as the purpose-built restaurant, the world-class development incorporates the restored City Observatory and City Dome, along with new purpose-built exhibition space The Hillside.
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Reservations now being taken: https://www.resdiary.com/restaurant/thelookoutbygardenerscottage
View a sample menu on the website: https://www.thelookoutedinburgh.co