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New Opening: Ardfern by Roberta Hall McCarron comes to Edinburgh in May

Award-winning chef Roberta Hall McCarron will open Ardfern, a new café, bar and bottle shop in Edinburgh’s Leith this May.

New Opening: Ardfern by Roberta Hall McCarron comes to Edinburgh in May

Article Source: Ardfern
Last Updated: 28 February 2024 9:57

Taking its name from a childhood memory of a village in Argyll and Bute, Ardfern will be Roberta’s third venture, joining The Little Chartroom and Eleanore. From morning till night, Ardfern will offer a truly relaxed all-day experience, with brunch, bar snacks and heartier dinners alongside cocktails, draught beer and wine from its bottle shop.

A day at Ardfern will begin with brunch, featuring a selection of Scottish staples such as a beef haggis tattie scone, fried duck egg, brown sauce and a full Scottish breakfast with thick-cut bacon, homemade haggis & tattie scones. Lighter options like overnight oats with fig jam and almond crunch, and BBQ flatbread with girolles, asparagus and mushroom marmalade will also be available alongside cooked-to-order filled doughnuts, pastries from Company Bakery and freshly squeezed juice.

Daytime will revolve around leisurely bites accompanied by cocktails and a carefully curated wine list of 100 or so bottles. Dishes will include merguez pâté en croûte, braised beef shin & Isle of Mull cheddar toastie and oysters served either naturally or with a seaweed hot sauce, as well as a selection of charcuterie and cheeses from beloved Scottish suppliers. The cocktail list is inspired by aperitivo classics and contemporary takes using a selection of local spirits.

As night falls, the menu will shift towards larger, heartier plates of food. Dishes will include:

shrimp and langoustine potato rosti
chicken kofta with date molasses, egg yolk purée and crispy chicken skin
fish finger sandwich, mussel curry sauce and kohlrabi slaw
Pies to share

The interiors at Ardfern will reference the landscape and colour palette of the coastal village, evoking the feeling of warmth and comfort. Dark wood and natural texture will establish a sense of place, the point of where the land meets the sea. A mixture of counter and table seating will be available, allowing guests to linger at the bar or book a table in advance. The bar will also function as a bottle shop with wines available for purchase in-house or online, with options for nationwide delivery.

Ardfern, 10-12 Bonnington Road, EH6 5JD
Brunch: 8am - 3pm
Bar snacks: 12pm - 11pm
Dinner: 5pm - 8:30pm
@ardfern_edinburgh
www.ardfern.uk

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