David Ramsden’s burgeoning Dogs empire took a step back a few months ago when Sea Dogs on Edinburgh’s Rose Street shut down. However, much like nature, restaurateurs abhor a vacuum and it wasn’t long before a new tenant set up in the space.
The Rosehip Bar and Restaurant bills itself as serving trad Scottish fayre along with the additional bonus of a heated terrace.
Slow cooked lamb shanks, burgers, sausage and mash, kedgeree and, of course, fish ‘n’ chips look to be staples on the menu along with specials such as scallops with a pea pure and Stornoway black pudding, seafood pie and orange posset with shortbread.
At lunch, prices start from £3.95 which will please the large numbers of local office workers and shoppers while the inclusion of dinner main courses such as haggis and highlander chicken will possibly appeal more to the tourists who want to try something that has a whiff of kilt about it. Almost all the main courses on the dinner menu are under a tenner.
They have a selection of over 200 malt whiskies as well which is not to be sniffed at.