Set among the elegant townhouses of Calton Hill's northern slopes, No. 3 is a quietly luxurious affair that manages to be both grand, relaxed and friendly. Because of the location among hotels and near The Playhouse, d iners often include visitors to Edinburgh.
The airy, narrow dining room blends Indonesian hardwood furnishings and curios with the building's original Georgian features such as ornate cornicing and an open fire place. Your focus, however, is best set on the menu's Scottish credentials - Shetland mussels, haggis, beef, salmon and brie.
No 3. is a member of the Scotch Beef Club, so high steak prices are matched by the quality of the meat. Plished preparation and presentation. A long, well priced wine list offers a good of Old and New World wines.