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The Plumed Horse

50-54 Henderson Street | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6DE, Scotland
+44 131 554 5556
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Ranked #42 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $103
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relocated from Castle Douglas to Leith (lucky for us), The Plumed Horse is the brainchild of superstar Chef/Proprietor Tony Borthwick who earned the restaurant a Michelin Star in 2001. Although the move to Leith has meant giving up the star it can’t possibly be too long before the Plumed Horse is decorated again. Stylishly simple, the restaurant is all white walls, white linen and light and airy space, the ideal backdrop to an evening of gastronomic delights. The imaginative menu has lost nothing in its relocation, still boasting impressively modern cuisine with a good classical twist and presentation which almost stops you digging in with that fork. The Plumed Horse’s star has certainly not fallen
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90% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Mind you, knowing that a café on one’s itinerary has history in Michelin-star terrain can be daunting; yet on balance, I can see now that an excursion on our Edinburgh holiday out to the Leith area--where the Royal Britannia is docked, after all—in order to experience the delightful dining pleasure of “THE PLUMED HORSE” is an absolute must for any... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When you are greeted as you step out of your taxi you know you are in for a good night. We were given a choice of tables and chose one which, unusually allowed us both a view of the restaurant. The service was friendly, professional and not over powering. What a change to meet front of house staff all over,... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The restaurant is situated in Leith in a rather lacklustre area but do not be fooled by the exterior. The restaurant is beautiful inside with spacious round tables giving diners lots of room to enjoy their meal. The seats are soft leather so you know you are in for a comfortable evening. I went for the tasting menu with wines... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This trip was a birthday treat from my partner - he couldn't of chosen better. I had a fennel velouté with chicken dumpling and quails egg for starter and sole with risotto & samphire, all fantastic. The service was excellent the wine suggestions perfect. Value for money was excellent - I couldn't recommend this place highly enough. Thanks guys for... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Love the food and service and regularly eat here. Special favourite is the 8 course taster menu. Lost nothing with the Michelin star.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My partner and I work hard and enjoy spending our money on the thing we love most; fine dining. We booked the Plumed Horse rather on a whim, and it is one of the best chances we have taken. We were very warmly greeted and promptly served. The menu was explained thoroughly to us and the staff seemed knowledgable about... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The tasting menu was the most enchanting meal in my life. I am not particularly fond of celery, however the chef is. Thus, he took the ingredient one does not particularly like and turned it into a perfect meal. I wholeheartedly endorse the restaurant to anyone with a distinguished food palette.

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Tastefully decorated corner spot, nice art work. Dining room has a pleasant ambience. There seemed to be a large number of covers around 8pm arrival. Service was not prompt. We waited about 15mins to meet the sommelier to order some wine, and that was after the canapés. The amuse bouche did not arrive for over an hour, by which time... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Good pleasant service, nice ambience. Nothing wrong with the food as such, just a bit underwhelming. The tasting menu lacked wow factor and we found ourselves suffering a bad case of food envy looking at other tables. That was disappointing given the restaurant had promoted the tasting menu to us via email as 'extended by popular demand'. Hm! The ham... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A friend and I visited The Plumed Horse for our regular lunch date on Thursday 3rd July 2014. It's a little out of the way for us, as we normally dine in town, but I'm so glad we took the short stroll down Leith Walk to visit. The restaurant itself is very tastefully decorated with understated Scottish accents. It's a... More

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