The coveted Young British Foodies Chef of 2018 was awarded to Roberta Hall-McCarron, head chef at The Little Chartroom in Edinburgh. The restaurant, a leisurely stroll from the Playhouse, is a neighbourhood-style bistro which opened its doors earlier this summer with Roberta leading the kitchen and Shaun, her husband, managing front of house. Named The Little Chartroom after Roberta’s love of sailing, the bijou 16 cover dining room delights customers with its laid-back atmosphere and delicious, simple and seasonal food.
Roberta spent three years working at Michelin starred The Kitchin before assisting mentor Dominic Jack in the opening of Castle Terrace, where she worked for six years and where she went onto become head chef. Prior to The Kitchin, Roberta trained at a number of restaurants in Edinburgh before spending a year and a half working at The Burj al Arab in Dubai. She was the only Scot to make the final list of winners.
Why not try this award winning restaurant while visiting the Portrait Gallery or Playhouse.