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“Great (and great value) 'Petit Menu'”
Review of The Mulroy - CLOSED

The Mulroy
Price range: $22 - $67
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Neighborhood: West End
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We tried their lunchtime/pre-theatre menu which, at £16.50 for two courses of dishes that clearly aimed at fine dining looked too good value to be true.

But sometimes good things are true and so was the case for the Mulroy. Between us we had four dishes made with evident culinary skills, pretty dense with ingredients and flavours, but all superbly well balanced. Especially notable was a starter of rabbit rillette with chicory, pickled cucumber tartare and walnut vinaigrette, and with a 'fugasse' (a type of Provencale bread) on the side. The other starter, a lamb, was also very good but the 'pie' enclosing the meat was a bit too heavy for me, though a hint of asparagus and a chutney lightened and balanced the dish considerably. There was also a lovely pig trotter 'carpaccio'.

The mains were a beef shin and a braised pig cheek. The latter was glorious in the moisture if its fat yet not heavy, very nicely matched by a venison sausage, a potato 'dauphine' with herbs, and broccoli, in a dark, well made jus. The shin was also supremely tender and moist, the jus just lacking a bit of depth in my opinion, but a croquette with polenta and oregano was so lovely that it could have been the central ingredient itself!

Prices, as I said, are excellent for this quality. The room is something unique, a labour of love where every object is interesting, a room that reflects the personality or the restaurateur and stands out amid the many formulaic rooms one sees around. On the day of our meal we were served by a friendly and upbeat waiter, and by the owner himself who may appear detached on first impression but is in fact totally charming.

A place to return to for the full menu.

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Dined in the Mulroy on Saturday evening. (20/4). We don't normally comment about our dining experiences but this Dinner was so splendid we thought 'twas time to sing our praises loud and clear.
We have been fans for some time now; we enjoy the overall ambience, the stunning menus and the much enhanced wine list. Lunch is a very relaxing experience and Dinner mid week likewise,. However Saturday's evening meal was the finest yet.....the tasting menu is sensibly priced, the choices ideal and scrumptious, witnessed by 4 clean plates and the wine,rather special indeed!
Heartiest congrats to all concerned. Simply the best in Edinburgh and environs!

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1  Thank DJM-JBM13
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were looking for somewhere different to celebrate our son's 21st birthday and found the Mulroy on TripAdvisor.

The booking was easy and on the evening itself the staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome. Service was great and everything was well explained. My son and I had the Tasting Menu and my wife the A La Carte and we all really enjoyed the meal.

Every one of the 5 courses was cooked to perfection and the presentation on the plate at least excellent. The range on the menu was controlled and consequently everything was excellent.

Wine list was restricted to France, Spain and Italy but was still perfect for the restaurant's menu. Our feeling was that a lot of thought had gone into the whole menu and wine list and that it worked perfectly.

One of the best meals we have ever enjoyed - the only tiny complaint was that as the menu and ambience was French that there was no pastis available as an aperitif.

Really enjoyable experience at a reasonable price - well done

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

My first visit was for mu friend's wedding lunch where I was introduced to the most amazing Austrian wine. The food was exquisite, the setting was perfect in the private dining area.

On my return the food was exceptional with complementing wines per course. The desserts were excitingly outstanding.

I can't recommend The Mulroy highly enough for caring about customer experience on all levels and areas of dining.

Lorna

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Thank LornaPellet
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

I hadn't actually heard of The Mulroy until a friend booked it for a Saturday lunch. What a well kept secret - amazing food, quirky decor, attentive and friendly staff and really good value for money. Nothing more to say. Loved it, will definately go back.

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