Within months of opening in 1998, the Bonham, Edinburgh was getting noticed, with Conde Nast Traveller magazine deeming it one of 21 “coolest hotels in the world”.
Created within three townhouses, the elegance of the Georgian architecture is complemented by contemporary art and décor. It offers city visitors chic boutique accommodation and fine hospitality. The Restaurant (popular with non-residents) serves Breton-French cuisine inspired by seasonal Scottish produce like scallops, wild seabass, or Borders wood pigeon.
New to the Bonham this year is the Consulting Room – a smart casual café-bar – the place to meet for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, glass of wine or classic Martinis. The atmosphere is akin to a comfortable club lounge, with leather chairs, soft tweed and furnished in a palette of lavender, coffee and walnut. The Bonham Light Bites menu lists all the favourites – smoked salmon and BLT sandwiches, Caesar salad. Or indulge in afternoon tea, with scones, cupcakes and macaroons – a traditional British treat, especially in this Royal Jubilee year.
Whatever your reason to visit, to eat, drink or stay, the manner and mood retains its renowned “relaxed conviviality” as its trademark style. The Bonham Hotel, 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, EH3 7RN. 0131 226 6050