Last week we were kindly invited to try out the Festive menu at The Lookout on Calton Hill. This is a spot we’ve been meaning to visit ever since it opened, renowned for its prestigious location and top notch food. We’ve been invited to try it out in the past but could never make it, so we were super pleased when the dates aligned in our favour.
Perched on the top of Calton Hill, The Lookout boasts unrivalled floor to ceiling panoramic views across Edinburgh – from the spires of Princes Street to the waters of the Firth of Forth and beyond.
But that’s not all that’s special about this place. They use fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create exquisite, top-quality dishes. From fresh seafood to veggies foraged from the garden. You can even see the chef’s hard at work cooking up a storm from your seats.
Another great thing about The Lookout is that it’s totally affordable – take all of the above and you’ve got a winning combination!
The Lookout’s 2019 Festive Menu runs from the 29th November and offers 3 courses for £33 or 5 courses for £50. We were lucky enough to try out a sample festive menu and we can assuredly say you’re in for a treat. We particularly enjoyed the fact that the menu is a contemporary take on a Festive feast, adapted to make use of seasonal, local ingredients. This menu isn’t about turkey and sprouts for the sake of it, it’s carefully curated with a nod to the Christmas classics.
So, here’s what you can expect from this year’s offerings :
Grab a spot whilst you can, this place fills up fast!
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