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Lunch Menu sketching at the North Bridge Brasserie, Edinburgh

ScotsmanLunchA three course lunch menu of exquisite Scottish produce for less than £20 is definitely worth sketching.


When asked if I would like to sketch their new lunch menu I didn’t think twice, having recently sampled their Gluten Free Afternoon Tea.


Inside the beautiful oak lined interior of the Scotsman Hotel, once home to the Scotsman Newspaper, is the North Bridge Brasserie, a perfect city centre meeting place for a spot of lunch.


Their menu is constantly evolving and changing depending on the Scottish seasons so take a look at the brasserie website below for the latest information and to book.


When I visited the food was exceptional, starting with a melt in the mouth piece of citrus cured salmon which I would of been happy having three courses of! Instead I chose the slow-cooked pork shoulder to follow. Tender and full of flavour, creating a slightly heavy but very satisfactory main course before our sweet treat of Bitter Dark Chocolate. A rich chocolate mouse formed an S (of the Scotsman?) with dark biscuity chunks and smooth ice cream making a perfect ending to my meal.


Sketch in fine liner with light watercolour wash over the top. 

Scotsman Hotel North Bridge Brasserie website.


Five star lunch in central Edinburgh

ScotsmanLunch_sep14The North Brasserie at the Scotsman Hotel on North Bridge, Edinburgh has a delicious lunch menu available from £14.50.

Here in Edinburgh we are lucky enough to be surrounded by world class local food and drink producers, providing ingredients to, amongst many others, Paul Hart the Executive Head Chef at The Scotsman Hotel.


His lunch menu is constantly evolving and changing depending on his ingredients, the Scottish seasons, what local suppliers have foraged… and what local markets and farmers produce for him. I visited recently and enjoyed a lunch fit for a King, without the prices to match. Here are my sketches from the day.


The lunch menu is available 12-2pm, priced at £14.50 for 2 courses, £19.50 for three.


North Bridge Brasserie website.