Happy New Year everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed the holidays as much as I have. Apologies for the delay with this post – I’ve been busy roasting, baking, chopping, blending, pouring, slurping and guzzling over the past few weeks, but I am now back in work mode and ready for some great posts.
I promised you a post highlighting my favourite steak restaurant in Edinburgh, so that is exactly what you will get – the wonderful KYLOE.
Kyloe quickly became my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh after dining there a few years ago, and it’s now become a tradition for my boyfriend and I to visit for Christmas on 23rd December each year. For those of you still getting to know me, steak is my favourite thing to eat, and I struggle to look past it on a menu (red meat will feature a lot on this blog), so it didn’t take me long to sniff out this establishment!
Kyloe is situated in prime location on the west end of Princes Street, with views across Edinburgh Castle. Stepping in from the cold Rutland Square, we were ushered to the first floor and the friendly staff showed us to our cowhide booth. We quickly ordered an Espresso Martini each (another of my favourites), before pretending to look at the menu – we had been looking forward to this evening for a long time so already knew what we would be having. For individuals who haven’t eaten at the restaurant before, they offer a great meat display where a member of staff will talk you through every steak they offer, which part of the cow they come from and the best ways to have them cooked. All of the steaks they offer are dry aged for a minimum of 28 days on the bone, however, there are some options to order 60 day aged steak for maximum flavour – we were told the vegetarian option is the restaurant across the street :). You can find out more about Kyloe’s beef suppliers here.
We both ordered fillet steak, washed down with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the extensive wine list. I had mine cooked blue and my boyfriend opted for medium-rare. The sides at Kyloe are almost as mouth-watering as the steaks and it’s extremely difficult to choose but we accompanied our mains with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Homemade Beer Battered Onion Rings and Heritage Potato & Bacon Gratin.
The size of the steaks in this restaurant are ample, and therefore we unfortunately didn’t have space for dessert, but were almost tempted by the Chocolate and Stem Ginger Tart or the Buttermilk Lime Pannacotta.
We then headed home to open our presents before travelling to the highlands for the holidays. Thank you Kyloe for a wonderful experience, time and time again.
Fancy visiting Kyloe? Book your table online today – http://www.kyloerestaurant.com/
Price – £££, expensive but worth every penny.