The Bonham is situated down in Dean Village and we found ourselves invited along on a rainy Wednesday evening to enjoy their Boozy snoozy lunch. Their boozy snoozy lunch is on offer Wednesday to Saturday 12pm to 2.30pm, Sunday 12.30pm to 3pm and on Thursday evenings 6.30pm to 9.30pm. For £23.50 per person you can enjoy half a bottle of wine and a 3 course meal. We think this sounds like great value and couldn’t wait to see what was on offer.
The menu is compact but has lots of of choice and we found it hard to choose. If there was more on offer i’m pretty sure we would probably still be sitting there. For each course there are 4 different dishes on offer and a range of side dishes available at an additional cost.
Our starters for tonight were duck terrine, tomato fondue and seed tuile and beetroot cured Shetland salmon gravlax, wasabi cream, compressed sweet and sour apple. The duck terrine was a good start. Lots of tasty duck packed in and wrapped in parma ham. The tomato fondue was nice, although I’m not sure it added much to the dish, I prefer something a little sweeter and orange. The seed tuile added texture to the dish. Mr E was trying the salmon and was impressed by the presentation of the dish. The salmon had a definite earthy flavour from the beetroot and the radish and apple added crunch to the dish. The wasabi cream was a little on the weak side, when I tasted it I’d expected it to pack a punch but I guess there’s a fine balance between adding to the dish and overpowering it. Mr E seemed more than happy with his first course and would most likely order it again.
Duck Terrine, Tomato Fondue and Seed Tuile
Beetroot cured Shetland Salmon Gravlax, Wasabi Cream, Compressed Sweet and Sour Apple
Our plates were quickly cleared and after a short break our mains arrived. After a good start to our evening, the presentation of the main course didn’t let us down. Main courses of Sea Bass with Blackened Spices, Roasted Red Pepper Soup, Black Olive Tapenade and Lamb Shoulder, Garden Pea Puree, Violet Heritage Potato, Charred Gem, Broad Beans were set down in front of us. Our mains served up tasty dishes, full of flavour and colour. Depending how hungry you are we’d recommend ordering a side dish or two to share. My fish was cooked well and Mr E was loving his lamb. It was perfectly pink in the middle and tender to cut.
Sea Bass with Blackened Spices, Roasted Red Pepper Soup , Black Olive Tapenade
Lamb Shoulder, Garden Pea Puree, Violet Heritage Potato, Charred Gem, Broad Beans
Moving on to dessert. We had a hard time deciding what to order. Being a big tiramisu fan I opted for the Glen Lyon Raspberry Tiramisu and Mr E opted for his usual chocolate rich dish of Chocolate Pave, Peach, Apricot Ice Cream. The chocolate pave was the winning dish here. Packed full of rich,dark chocolate offset by the apricot ice cream and honeycomb it was delicious. The raspberry tiramisu was a nice change but possibly had a little to much cream for my liking however the raspberries lifted the dish and gave it a nice freshness.
Chocolate Pave, Peach, Apricot Ice Cream
Glen Lyon Raspberry Tiramisu
Overall we had a lovely evening at The Bonham and it really does offer great value for money. There are few places in Edinburgh that you could get a 3 course meal for 4 and 2 bottles of wine for £94. We recommend booking in now as it’s the perfect post-shopping treat and an excellent place to catch up with friends and family.
The Bonham Hotel | 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN | T: 0131 226 6050 |