As Scotland's youngest Michelin star chef and one of the masterminds behind Scran & Scallie, Tom Kitchin, throws open the doors to another restaurant, we're left wondering whether his name is a coincidence or fate. Turns out, we've settled on the latter. KORA on Bruntsfield Place is an ode to Greek mythology, specifically the goddess of spring's bounty and agriculture, as a reflection of its ethos: sumptuous seasonal menus with the divine cooking to match.
Scottish fish, meat and other produce, courtesy of farmers or foragers alike, form the centre of the offering here. Whether you fancy Shetland mussels with Thistly Cross cider and crisp potato, rich Ayrshire pork terrine, or tender braised Highland Wagyu shin, there's no shortage of moreish options on the savoury front. Warm doughnuts that drip chocolate sauce and a vanilla panna cotta accompanied by local berries are just some of the many sweet treats in store too. To help it all swill down the hatch? Expect a wealth of wines, alongside a choice of beers or ales from leading breweries across the country.
From the looks of the place, KORA by Tom Kitchin has channelled that bountiful beauty into the interiors as well. Munch your meal flanked by orange and teal accents, hanging flowers, rustic wooden touches and a striking bar. A slice of heaven on earth.
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