Review on Grill Room at The Dome
Originally the site of Edinburgh's old Physician's Hall, designed and built by James Craig in 1775, the Dome later became home to the Commercial Bank of Scotland, before its present incarnation as social playground complete with a cocktail bar, garden café, conference suites and facilities for weddings. It is a riot of grandiose architectural gestures – fluted columns, gilded staircases, marble mosaic floors, heavy bronze doors and more.
The Grill Room has pride of place in what was the magnificent telling hall, with pillars, potted palms, arched ceilings and the eponymous, coffered dome crowning proceedings.
Haggis wrapped in filo pastry with whisky and mustard jus, Thai chilli prawns, vegetable balti with sticky jasmine rice, and roast duck breast with fondant potato, braised rhubarb and sage jus show the global span of the menu, and the kitchen also casts its net wide for duck liver pâté with kumquat marmalade and roast cod with artichoke mash and asparagus, although desserts stay close to home for – say – banana and fudge cheesecake or sticky toffee pudding.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: From 12.00
Dinner: From 5.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card