What is it good for?
Martin Wishart's latest venture in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town is an ideal lunch venue for people who like to combine business with fine dining. The Honours has high aspirations, hence the Parisian-style brasserie's use of the old name for the Scottish Crown Jewels. The tantalising Gallic-meets-Gaelic menu offers delicacies such as pressed pig's head terrine and rabbit a la moutarde.
Not so much one particular dish, more an emphasis on style and quality produce, locally sourced wherever possible.
Who's the boss?
Martin Wishart, the AA Chef's Chef of the Year 2010, who has gone into partnership with Paul Tamburrini, previously head chef at Hotel de Vin's One Devonshire Gardens.
Arrive early to sip a cocktail at the elegant bar. Do try a steak as all the Scottish beef is dry-aged and cooked over charcoal.
What's the damage?
The a la carte menu is expensive with main courses around £25. Best value is the prix-fixe menus at £17.50 for lunch and £19.50 pre-theatre.
The Honours, 58a Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3LU. 0131 2202513.