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New Landmark Restaurant from Carina and Victor Carini
New Landmark Restaurant from Carina and Victor Carini


A unique partnership has transformed one of the Royal Mile's most historic buildings into a food and drink experience . 

Sixteenth century Cannonball House has undergone  renovation to create a  restaurant, gelateria, and caffe spread over three floors with views of the Castle and Edinburgh.

The project has been undertaken by Victor and Carina Contini who already own Contini Ristorante on George Street and The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound.

With a porridge bar, artisan gelateria and Italian street food café, the newly opened Contini Caffe celebrates the couple's Italian heritage with a food offering to match. Menu highlights include antipasti,  16 plus delicious flavours of ice cream sundaes, traditional hot and cold Panini and chilled red and white wine from the Veneto on draft.
Cannonball  restaurant is on the top floor and serving dishes lke Stornoway Black Pudding Risotto, Clash Farm Slow Roast Pork Belly and Macaroni Cheese with East Lothian Lobster Thermidor Sauce.
Open for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and on Sundays from 10am until 8pm for brunch, The project is a partnership between the Continis and the building's owners, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Tattoo Chief Executive Brigadier David Allfrey MBE welcomed the partnership announcement, which is an operational first for the organisation saying

"We are proud and privileged to be working with the Continis on this project. We started work on the concept nearly 18 months ago and it is wonderful to see it progressing, the ideas for the internal layout coming together and, of course, the prospect of great food and drink. "

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