11 – 15 a William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NG
t. 0131 225 6061
Open Monday to Saturday, luncheon (12.00pm-2.30pm) and dinner (5.30pm-10.00pm).
A new concept in eating out has just opened its freshly painted doors at the West End of Edinburgh in this quaint, quiet cobbled street lined with fashion boutiques. The Mulroy is a smart, intimate restaurant where the emphasis is on fine dining with classic, classy service.
Down a few steps from the pavement into the Club room which houses the cocktail bar. Beyond are two homely dining rooms, painted a soft shade of ochre. Antiques abound – a 17th century elm settle, stag antlers, landscapes, historic art work, hand painted porcelain, silver candlesticks, crystal glasses and traditional cutlery – it’s all reminiscent of a Country House or Shooting Lodge in the Highlands.
The club room is a cosy place to sit for a pre-dinner flute of bubbly. Both the A la Carte and (low priced) Petit Menu offer a superb choice of classic French/ Scottish cuisine: Borders Lamb, Saddle of Rabbit, Seabass.
I chose marinated Sea Trout, caper salad and tapenade crouton, artistically presented, followed by North Sea Cod “Brandade” – a creamy blend of salty fish and potato, served in a shell-like bowl. Also tested were Fresh Sardines in crisp Tempura batter, and Wild mushroom Risotto with poached egg, the yolk drizzling over the rice. To finish Crème Brulee and excellent cheese board.
Call in for a business or leisurely lunch, pre-theatre supper or a romantic dinner for two. For a special occasion, book the elegant private room for your own dinner party with friends, served by a tail-coated butler. At this Uptown location at The Mulroy, expect a touch of Downton Abbey Edwardian glamour and old fashioned style with contemporary flair.