Review on Le Roi Fou
Le Roi Fou meaning the mad king is an upbeat addition to the Edinburgh dining scene situated just off bustling Broughton Street in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, and 10 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley rail station. It's the first solo project from Swiss-French chef Jérôme Henry, who earned his culinary stripes as Head Chef at Les Trois Garçons in Shoreditch, and more recently as Head Chef at Anton Mosimann's private dining club in Belgravia.
An intimate two roomed restaurant with the chic décor designed by creative director Isolde Nash. A high wooden pretty tiled bar is positioned at the front of the restaurant with counter seating, and there's also a couple of tables in the front windows, looking out onto the street. The main dining room is situated at the back with candlelit tables laid with crispy white linen and fine crystal, together with red velvet banquette seating and smart walnut chairs laid out on modern wood flooring.
Jérôme's elegant and classic dishes showcasing the very best of Scottish produce picked up the best new restaurant at the Scottish Food Awards in May 2017. So expect grilled Galician octopus with tomatillo and chilli chutney amongst the starters before moving on to a main course of pan-roasted grouse with a bread sauce and ras-el-hanout spiced jus, or from the sea steamed Scottish halibut with braised endive and a saffron sauce. Proceedings conclude in style with desserts like Borders cream posset with poached seasonal plum or apple and toffee ice cream with almond, vanilla cream and a Swiss bricelet.
To complement the menu there's a wine list knowledgeably garnered from vintners in the best growing regions of the world.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card