Leith is home to some great restaurants – Martin Wishart is a personal favourite and one of the best in the UK, and Tom Kitchen has his place just round the corner. But if you want something a little bit more relaxed and down to earth for a long lunch or dinner, head to A Room In Leith. Next to its sister bar the Teuchters Landing, A Room In Leith specialises in game and seafood.
While the menu is home to a variety of both seafood and game starters and mains, including the likes of scallops, oysters, smoked salmon, venison haggis scotch egg, the real specialty is the sharing platters. These platters – there’s a seafood platter and a game platter – are immense, supposedly for two, they’re easily enough for three, even without a starter. Made of a mix of the starters and mains on the menu and at £45 (£85 if you order both) they covers everything you could want to try.
The quality of the cooking and ingredients cannot be questioned. The seafood is perfectly fresh, with the scallops correctly cooked slightly under in the centre, while the meat is beautifully tender, the hare in particular, and the haggis pasty is incredibly light for such a thing, with buttery flaky puff pastry.
This is the perfect place for a long relaxing lunch with friends with a number of drinks along the way (they have a fine gin, whisky and beer selection along side wine and cocktails).
Score(4 / 5)
A Room In Leith
1a & 1c Dock Place