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The home of authentic, gourmet Scottish cooking
Tipple of choice: Stac Polly has a pretty much exhaustive selection of Scottish whiskies, so you can take your pick or start from the top.
Word to the wise: If the menu here is a little on the pricey side, head for their Old Town bistro (38 St Marys Street), which does two courses for GBP 22.95.
Stac Polly does traditional, high quality Scottish cuisine. They call themselves a modern take on the classics, but we're not sure what's so new-fangled about haggis, neeps and tatties, Supreme of Scottish smoked salmon or Loch Fyne Queen scallops.
Thanks to its ongoing popularity, there are now two Stac Polly restaurants in Edinburgh, but the original and largest is the cellar restaurant on Dublin Street. With a warren of dimly lit dining rooms, decorated in a hunting-lodge chic aesthetic, the atmosphere is as comforting as the food.