A recent addition to the coveted list of establishments that have been awarded the AA three-rosette award is the restaurant run by Mark Greenway – No.12 Picardy Place in Edinburgh.
This prestigious award is given to only the very best restaurants in the country, so expectations are extremely high. Only a small number of Edinburgh hotels and restaurants have received the three rosettes and you can be sure that these establishments have achieved the highest possible standards. In fact, only 10% of restaurants in the whole of the UK have been deemed worthy of this award. Mark Greenberg and his team deserve plaudits for this achievement.
The three rosettes are granted after highly qualified AA inspectors have made one or two visits to the establishment under review. They will essentially be looking for a number of factors, such as high standards of expertise and originality in the restaurant’s cooking, in addition to a demonstration of a certain amount of flair. So what does No.12 Picardy Place offer that has propelled the restaurant to the top of the culinary world?
The restaurant has long been regarded by many as the most innovative and sophisticated establishment in the whole of Edinburgh. The premises alone make the restaurant a place well worth visiting. Housed in a glorious Georgian townhouse, No.12 Picardy Place has been carefully designed to be the ideal destination to for some end-of-the-day relaxation and enjoyment.
In addition, the restaurant occupies a number of floors – five, in fact – each of which offers a unique experience of its own. Whatever you are looking for, you may just find it here under one roof as the venue consistently strives to take its unique style of elegant, modern dining to new levels.
Along with the top-class dining facilities, 12 Picardy Place also houses a fabulous, vibrant cocktail bar that has an extensive range of cocktails that includes all of the classics and a few of their own invention. However, if somehow the cocktails on offer don’t appeal, you can always ask for one that you have come up with on your own.
Another great feature of the venue is the wonderful ‘Secret Garden’. Stylishly snuggled under a line of outdoor canopies, this is a little gem found hidden at the back end of the building. With special barbeques held throughout the summer, the combination of a candle-lit ambience set off by the charming cane furniture and low-slung tables make this a veritable little tropical paradise. In the winter months, smokers can save themselves from freezing to death to by huddling under the heaters.
All this, combined with the top-quality standards of cuisine, will leave you in no doubt as to why the venue has been added to the small list of places deemed worthy of the coveted AA three-rosette award. If you are making a short trip to the city and looking for one high-quality restaurant, No 12 Picardy Place should be your first port of call.