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Kyloe Gourmet Steak Restaurant & Grill
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1-3 Rutland Street,
0131 229 3402
Monday - Sunday 12pm - 10:30pm


A rare lunch date with Bite contributor and gourmet girl about town Leila and we are discussing the menu at Kyloe. It's not cheap, almost edging towards Michelin price tags but the setting is beautiful and the food sounds delicious so we reserve judgement and dive in. 

Service from the off is excellent. The waiter talks us through the cuts on offer and recommended cooking times at what is essentially a premium steak restaurant. The supplier is Hardiesmill in the borders and the beef is certified pedigree Aberdeen Angus. 

I start with half dozen Loch Creran oysters (£14); creamy, fresh and saline they suit the luxurious setting. Leila chooses seared Isle of Skye Scallops chicory tart, treacle cured bacon (£9). Bivalves are roasted to max sweetness whilst bacon is salty, crisp and candied. Chicory tart is a good idea flavourwise but is a little soggy from the Pedro Ximenez reduction. A well thought out and tasty dish that needs tweaking to attain perfection. 

Leila sensibly orders the Rib Eye (£27.50, 300gms) with beef dripping chips (£3.75) and béarnaise (£2) for main course. The steak is distinguished by the pronounced flavour due to the 28 days ageing process and a velvety texture. Furthermore it is so juicy, tender and rare you hardly need to chew. A good béarnaise is worth its weight in butter and this one is deliciously decadent. Chips however, err too much towards ginormous. I have a summery sounding plate of new season lamb (£18). The cutlet is overdone but the slow-cooked shoulder and crispy lamb breast are juicy and moreish. Peas unfortunately are bullet-like and a pea vinaigrette mouth-puckering. Dauphinoise would have worked better than potato pave and a simple, fresh pea and mint combo would have complemented the lamb.

We were somewhat stunned by outstanding puddings. Leila had the plate of orange desserts (£6.50); a baked citrus rice pudding filo nodded to Italy, orange parfait was icy as a Hitchcock blonde and caramelized orange pudding was joyfully pronounced Valencia on a plate! I had white chocolate and passion fruit mille-feuille with raspberry sorbet (£7). The latter was cool and tart, pastry was superbly sweet and brittle, the fruit and chocolate a divine creamy combo. Top marks to the pastry chef.

Our final verdict was that Kyloe is good value for money. You may have to splash out a little but it is worth it. 


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