Finding a tranquil place to stay in the bustle of Edinburgh can be daunting but Nira Caledonia may have the answer. Two elegant townhouses on Gloucester Place in the New Town, have been glamorously refurbished so that original design features combine with plush, lush velvet fabrics and bold, gold and black décor.
The contemporary Scottish cuisine served in Blackwood’s Restaurant is based on seasonal organic produce – Shetland mussels or Isle of Mull scallops. The speciality of the kitchen is the Josper chargrill, perfect for steak, game, lamb and seafood to preserve tenderness and flavour. For dessert, perhaps cranachan or cheese with oatcakes. Nira Caledonia also serves a traditional afternoon tea for that indulgent treat. With a first class breakfast – fresh fruits, pastries, porridge, scrambled eggs with smoked salmon – Nira Caledonia is ideal for a cultural city break.
It is situated just a stroll along the Water of Leith from the Gallery of Modern Art and moments away from the city centre.