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Acanthus at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

((((* British
Average
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 10:00 & 12:00 - 21:30
Saturday & Sunday: 07:30 - 10:30 & 12:00 - 21:30.

a very pleasant experience with excellent food. The Bookatable deal made it very good value.

David Hepworth 17 March 2016
from newport-on-tay

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Awarded a coveted AA Rosette, Acanthus Edinburgh crafts classic Scottish dishes in a refined but relaxed environment. Enjoy hearty dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sample a speciality cocktail from the well-stocked bar.

Using only the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, the Acanthus menu begins with rich favourites like steamed west coast mussels with a cider cream sauce, or smoked Perthshire pigeon breast with cherries, coriander and braised endive. Follow this with haunch of venison with pumpkin and vanilla purée, Scottish salmon with clams and samphire, or a succulent fillet of Scotch beef from the grill.

Desserts at Acanthus at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel are just as rich in flavour. Try the chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream and poached kumquats, or a coffee crème brûlée with amaretto foam.

In the heart of the Old Town with views of Arthur’s Seat, Acanthus restaurant Edinburgh is a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Acanthus at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

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Customer reviews for Acanthus at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

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  • dinner (3)
  • business (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
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  • lunch (1)
  • luxury (1)
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  • ((((* 17 March 2016 by David Hepworth from newport-on-tay

    a very pleasant experience with excellent food. The Bookatable deal made it very good value.

  • ((((* 29 February 2016 by Lawrence Ambrose from Edinburgh

    Food was delicious. Staff were very helpful & flexible as our numbers grew then reduced- this was not a problem for them. If I had to gripe- we didn't receive our cocktails which were part of the deal, however we forgot to ask for them. Would definitely revisit.

  • ((((( 18 February 2016 by Michael from Edinburgh

    The service was fantastic, the food was even better. Portions were just enough to be full after 3 courses without feeling uncomfortable.
    The red mullet with lobster sauce is absolutely stunning!
    I will definitely be back.

  • (((** 2 February 2016 by Helen from Edinburgh

    Food good although strange not to have potato/starch with salmon and beef. there were no sides available to add on. Service was very good. overall value for money

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