The OH and I had the opportunity to dine at The Rosehip Bar and Restaurant on Rose Street (between Hanover and Frederick Streets) at half the original bill with a Groupon voucher. Normally when we’re trying out a new restaurant we’re not too sure of, Groupon is the best way of trying something new without spending all the cash in our wallets. The Rosehip is a nice and casual dining place on the bustling street filled other bars and restaurants. For a simple (but fine) British fare, you don’t need to look any further.
The eatery compromises of the lower part which mainly caters to bar customers although there are a few smaller tables to the left and seating outdoors when the weather is great. Up the stairs contains more tables and is mainly the restaurant section. Although it doesn’t seem like a big establishment, it comfortably seats quite a few tables.
It has a very nice and comfortable feel of home with a blue-paint china teacup with a tealight in it to set the mood, simple potted plants dotted around with artwork from local artists which are also for sale if you’re interested.
It doesn’t sound very exciting and I’m afraid I’ve not got many food photos to share, but we were both in the mood for our steak dinners. Having seen that the dishes were quite big with generous portion, we decided to go straight for the main course instead of trying their starters (the smoked salmon and the baked goat’s cheese sounded wonderful!)
The OH’s ribeye steak served with grilled vine cherry tomatoes, onion rings and chips and peppercorn sauce
The steaks are 21-day aged tender steaks and you can really tell they’re of good quality. The beef was really tender and done exactly how we liked it. It’s been ages since I’ve had onion rings, but they’ve got to be one of my favourite junk food snacks. The were also perfectly crispy and there were no issues of layers of onion hanging on making it very easy to cut. The chips were also thick and very yummy.
My sirloin steak with the same sides
I would definitely like to come back to try their other dishes as a meet up with friends or somewhere I’d take my family. A lot of times, restaurants in town can be quite dear because of the area, but The Rosehip has a decent menu with reasonable prices. It’s also got a nice atmosphere to it which makes it suitable for casual dining. It’s a shame I didn’t have much space left in my stomach for the dessert (mmm, apple and blackberry crumble)…
The Rosehip Bar and Restaurant is located at 43 Rose Street, EH2 2NH and is open daily, from 12:00pm to 10:00pm on weekdays (Mondays to Fridays) and 10:00am to 10:00pm on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) with breakfast served between 10am and 12noon. For reservations, phone 0131 225 8028 or drop them an e-mail.