The Little Chartroom

“Simple dishes and bold flavours in a great addition to the Leith scene” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH

Official Rating
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Awards
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Our Inspector's view

A tiny restaurant – just fourteen covers plus kitchen bench table – on Leith Walk, this is a tightly packed and lively place. The food is ultra-seasonal, with menus changing daily and focused on the delights of the Scottish larder. Stripped back dishes are full of flavour – begin with perfectly timed, sweet and slightly smoky lobster with girolles and tagliatelle with a garlicky sauce, followed by a two-plate display of venison; on one a neat square of crisp pastry with sticky, hand-pulled braised haunch, offset by poached quince slices, while the other has venison loin with roasted root veg and smooth chestnut purée.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Little Chartroom
30–31 Albert Place, EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH, EH7 5HN

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 18
Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Days Closed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Lunch served from: 12pm
  • Lunch served until: 2.15pm
  • Dinner served from: 5pm on Thursday and Friday, 5.30pm on Saturday, 6pm on Sunday
  • Dinner served until: 9.15pm
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: Modern Scottish

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 

 

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