Restaurant Review: Wedgwood

Unpretentious fine dining is the order of the day at this stand-out eatery on the Royal Mile

The comforting walls of Edinburgh’s Wedgwood are a few moments’ stroll away from the bustle of the city’s culinary centre. A welcome haven for cocooning yourself from whatever weather the city is being tested by, Wedgwood is great for an evening meal or perfect for refuelling and treating yourselves on the way back from an arduous climb up the famous Arthur’s Seat.

It can be hard to judge where to go on a first date, so a good option is to hit the middle of the road. This isn’t to say that Wedgwood is mediocre – far from it – but as it’s less flashy and overwhelming than some of Edinburgh’s other culinary offerings, it can provide you with a comfortable setting in which to get to know your date. The food here is of a high enough quality to impress but not so far up on the scale of pretension that it will scare away someone who’s down to earth.

We enjoyed grilled goat’s cheese and the leek and potato veloute to start, which led on to the delightfully satisfying main courses of potato gnocchi and pan-fried salmon. We then finished up with the Scottish cheese board and a classic sticky toffee pudding – a personal favourite of mine and definitely not a dessert to be sniffed at. I can confirm, with pleasure, that Wedgwood’s sticky toffee lived up to all I had hoped it would be from the moment my eyes were drawn to it on the menu.

If you’re dating in Edinburgh and Princes Street is your usual hangout or date go-to, make sure you take a trip to the Royal Mile and treat your date to Wedgwood – it’s a sure-fire plan to win them over. Failing that, you’ll be right on top of a few shops selling Edinburgh’s best fudge (believe me, I’ve tried them all) to help sweeten up your date, so it’s a win-win situation.

www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk

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