David Howie Scott started his eponymous restaurant with modest ambitions (for example, guests brought their own wine) and then created a minor empire in Edinburgh, where there are four branches. The one on Victoria Street, in Old Town, is probably the most convenient for tourists. The minichain's motto is "fine food without the faff" -- and I might add "sold at reasonable prices," as well. Typical dishes include pan-seared supreme of chicken, honey-cured Scottish salmon, or gnocchi with fresh basil pesto.
- © Frommer's 2013