The Honours, Edinburgh

The Honours in Edinburgh is a restaurant owned by the famous chef Martin Wishart. It is named after the Scottish Crown Jewels also known as “The Honours of Scotland”.

The restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge of our hotel Nira Caledonia. It took him several attempts to book us a table as it is a popular weekend dinner spot.

For those among you, who are familiar with the table booking policies in British countries, it won’t be a surprise that we had the choice between a table at 6pm (who is hungry at that time?) or 9.30pm (everyone is more than hungry by that time!). Well, as we very busy sightseeing that day, we chose the latter.

The restaurant is situated on the North Castle Street in the New Town, only a short walk away from George Street where you can find many bars, which is convenient for a drink before or after the meal. It has a modern interior design.

For starter I chose a “crab cappuccino” with croutons and parmesan. I love eating seafood in Scotland as you can really taste the freshness of the products, delivered from the sea the very day!

Crab-Cappucino The Honours

As a main course I had the “Hand rolled tagliatelle” with truffle purée and sautéed sea scallops. The scallops were “à point” and therefore just right.

Tagliatelle- The Honours

My desert was a “coconut & white chocolate panna cotta” with poached strawberries and Kir Royal granité. It tasted delicious!


The dinner at The Honours cost £ 40.25 (without beverages). As Scotland is expensive in general, I thought that it was good value for money. I would go back there anytime.

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