Dinner at The Apartment, Bruntsfield

One of our guest editors has kindly provided this Edinburgh restaurant review:-

Last night I went out for some dinner at ‘The Apartment’ restaurant in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. The Apartment is sister to ‘The Outsider’ restaurant on George IV Bridge. The ambiance in the Apartment is warm and relaxed. Decoration is minimal but effective lighting and low ceilings help create a cosy, homely feel. The setting is perfect for a laid back but intimate meal.

The service was friendly, although the waitress opened our bottle of wine without pouring. The food was delicious and I would recommend the ‘Chunky Healthy Lines’ to anyone. They are char-grilled kebab skewers served with pitta and rhubarb coleslaw which are light but very tasty. They include delights such as Thai Chicken, King Prawns with pineapple or Monkfish, boiled potatoes with chilly and yogurt dressing.

The majority of Dishes are priced around the £8 - £10 mark with the house wine costing £11. There are no starters although they suggest that many of the skewered main dishes work well to share. The menu had recently changed and I was disappointed to discover that the ‘Soupy Stir-fries’ had been removed. Having tasted these before and thoroughly enjoyed them I was surprised that they had been taken off the menu as I thought these were unique, winning dishes. On the whole I had an enjoyable evening with great company in an idyllic setting with delicious food! Our meal for two with extra side dishes and a bottle of white wine cost approximately £38 pounds. I look forward to sampling the delights of the sister restaurant!

2 Responses to “Dinner at The Apartment, Bruntsfield”

  1. What an accurate review!

    We eat in The Outsider quite often and have been to the Apartment a few times too. The Apartment seems to be quite child-friendly too, and the menu is delightfully healthy throughout. These two restaurants manage to balance on that fine line of trendy-but-still-classy, AND they’re friendly, too.

    The Outsider is ideal for first(ish) date, with the romantic views to the castle if your lucky, and The Apartment is better if you want a cosy meal with friends. Absolutely two of my favourite restaurants in town! And true about the Soupy Stir-fries, if they’re gone they will be missed.

  2. I just wanted to day that I totally agree about the Soupy Stir-fries! The Outsider was my favourite restaurant for a long time - mainly because of my love for the delicious Soupy Stir-fries! They would even prepare mine with out coriander if the particular one I fancied had it in it! So you can imagine my devastation when i went last year only to find they were no longer on the menu - I just didn’t know what to do… or order! Perhaps a petition should be started to get them back on the menu!!!

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