Iris was truly a serendipitous find. We were walking along the river aimlessly wandering in and out of shops when I found a city map that plotted out sections of the new town. There was an area that promised hip restaurants and cafes so we wandered around looking for it. With my amazing sense of direction, we went off in the opposite direction, walking a few blocks before we realised that we had to do a U-turn. Iris was one of the first restaurants that caught our eye. It boasted a few awards and mentions so we decided to give it a shot.
The restaurant wasn’t full so we managed to get a seat by the window. It was also before the regular dinner crowd as we soon realise we Asians eat a lot earlier than the Europeans do.
Butter Garlic Prawns.
Haggis balls with cream. We giggled every time we said Haggis Balls.
Sweet and sour cherry tomatoes
One of the yummiest dishes I’ve ever had. the tomatoes were firm and juicy, exploding with each bite. The sauce was made from balsamic vinegar and sugar.
Rack of lamb roasted in a herb crust with celeriac and harrisa mash
This was one of the best meals I had on this trip. The lamb was tender and full of flavour. The sauce worked beautifully with the sweet mash served with it. It was an explosion of flavours with every bite I took.
Roast beef with beans and peas.
We would definitely come back here again the next time we’re in Edinburgh.
47a Thistle Street
Edinburgh EH2 1DY