The Honours is a companion restaurant to Restaurant Martin Wishart in Leith – the best resto in Edinburgh I think. The Honours is more of a bistro with simpler food – cheaper but by no means cheap. We went there for my daughter’s birthday dinner. On a Wednesday evening, it was really buzzing with a great atmosphere. It’s quite dark inside – which my wife and daughters like – but I’d prefer a wee bit more light.
No complaints about the food though – an interesting menu with a mix of unusual dishes, bistro standards such as rabbit with mustard and grills. I started with sea bream tartare with pickled cucumber – fresh raw fish really is very good – and this was a fresh tasting dish with the cucumber providing an interesting contrast.
My main course was veal sweetbreads – which, for lots of people, means yuk! You don’t see them on menus very often and I think they are probably easy to mess up. But not here. These were melt-in-the mouth good. Absolutely fabulous and thoroughly recommended.
The Honours as you would expect from Martin Wishart, the food in the Honours is top quality. It is not cheap – with wine it was about £45/head but probably as good as you’ll get for that price in Edinburgh.