Don’t we all love Harvey Nicks? But it’s amazing to realise that Harvey Nichols opened in Edinburgh ten years ago. Apart from all the designer bags, smart suits and gorgeous frocks, this has always been an absolutely fabulous place to eat and drink. The Forth Floor Restaurant, Brasserie and Bar is having a face lift to offer a choice of smart and casual dining, style and atmosphere. The interior design and decor will be dressed in rich colours of red claret and walnut for a touch of luxury.
The main focus is the new fine dining Restaurant within a more exclusive, intimate space. Next door is the separate, extended Brasserie, for coffee, lunch, supper and Sunday brunch. A speciality Seafood Bar will keep fish lovers happy, while the Window Bar is the place for bottle of bubbly – with superb skyline views.
Executive Chef Stuart Muir has been in charge of the kitchen for nine years and his revamped menus will highlight his contemporary, fashionable, Scottish-fusion food: “The inspiration comes from my passion for the quality and versatility of the raw product and the diversity of Scotland’s larder, which provides a great choice of seasonal produce.”
Dishes include Tarbert scallops, venison, herb pancakes, spiced plums and Asian salad, Ayrshire pork belly with cognac-soaked prunes and chocolate desserts. For pre and after dinner drinks, relax in the lounge area and a private room can be booked for your own dinner party.
The new Forth Floor Restaurant opens on 14 February. To celebrate the opening, there will be live jazz music every Friday evening between 17 February and 30 March for cool sounds with cocktails. [VD]
Forth Floor, 30-34 St Andrew Square, EH2 2AD. 0131 524 8350 www.harveynichols.comArtmag