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Harvey Nichols’ Forth Floor Brasserie
30-34 St Andrew Square,
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0131 524 8350
Brasseries - Monday - 10am - 6pm; Tuesday- Saturday 10am- 10pm; Sunday - 11am - 6pm; Restaurant - Sunday - Monday 12noon - 3.30pm, Tues - Saturday 12noon - 10pm

Mrs Bite is really enjoying all the summer menus this year. Usually it’s autumn that gets the Foodies excited but some glorious sunshine after such a long hard winter has lifted the mood of the whole city. Wanting to make the most of it Mrs Bite popped on her slingbacks and headed off to the forth floor at Harvey Nics dahling. 

The brasserie and roof terrace overlooks the city from its perch above St Andrews Square. It’s a fantastic place to enjoy wine, cocktails, food or just a cuppa. Don’t be shy. 

A new menu boasting the best seasonal ingredients has just been launched and I was very excited about my first course as it contained 3 of my all time favourite and complementary ingredients, burrata, roast peaches and radiccio. Burrata means buttery in Italian and the pure white ball of cheese is a mix of fresh cream and mozzarella. When you cut through a thin crust, the virgin cream spills out.  The dish had been perfectly seasoned and it exceeded even my high expectations. Praise Be as Ofred from the The Handmaid’s Tale would say. 

Whilst I was lost in burrata heaven Kate enjoyed some Moroccan Fishcakes. Crispy coatings contained tender fish whist a red pepper salsa added sweetness and slight heat and lightly pickled cucumber a touch of piquancy. She said the flavours were "amazing”. 

We had tasted summer in Italy and Morocco so far and next up were two dishes that sang of the British seaside and garden. Crunchy skin on my sea bass fillet contrasted with succulent moist flesh, whilst seaweed butter melted on top. Cucumber and dill spaghetti and crushed new potatoes with garden herbs were to the side. Kate enjoyed pan-fried chicken breast, wild mushrooms, peas and gnocchi which she described as a " melt in the mouth experience”. 

I really wanted cheese. The mind was willing but the tummy said no. So we shared a chocolate pecan brownie, salted caramel sauce, mint chocolate chip ice.

You can also choose from the popular prix fixe menu and classics such as burgers,  fish and chips and Caesar salad have been retained. For me though, life it just to short not to return for burrata and peaches. 

 The new Brasserie Menu is available Sunday and Monday: 12pm – 5pm and Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm – 10pm. 


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