Noto, Edinburgh

Noto is a recent addition to the Edinburgh food scene from the people behind Aizle, where they have taken over the old Iris restaurant on Thistle Street and turned it into a simple, almost scandic restaurant.

The concept, as is common these days, is small plates for sharing and is always a good way to try out as many of the dishes as possible! It was tempting to order everything (which apparently the table behind us did!) but we refrained and sampled a good selection of the different plates, some are small plates and some slightly larger, but all perfect size for sharing.

On the small plates side we went for the Sourdough & butter, Carlingford Oysters, Berkswell Cheese Croquettes, Burrata with fresh peas and green chilli, Fried Potato with egg yolk and bacon, and the Beef Tartare with Yuzukosho

From the larger plates we went for the Fried Buttermilk Chicken Bao and umami mayonnaise along with the Lobster with Koshihikari Rice.

For dessert it was a toss up between the Michel Cluizel Chocolate with Miso and Hazelnut Or the Custard Tart with Scottish Raspberries – we went for the Custard Tart and we shared!

Definitely worth popping into Noto to give it a try, if you have been to Aizle you will know what kind of quality you can expect. A great addition to Thistle Street!