As every eaterie looks to adjust and find a way to survive, here are some Edinburgh institutions that have already closed.
The UK's longest-running vegetarian restaurant, Henderson’s began life as a farm shop on Hanover Street in 1962. In April 1963 Janet Home opened up Henderson's Salad Table, a vegetarian restaurant in the basement of the shop offering baked potatoes, cauliflower cheese, vegetable bakes and salads. The restaurant evolved over the decades, winning award for its outstanding vegetarian cuisine. It announced in July that the family-run business had gone into liquidation and would not reopen.
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2. Ducks at Le Marche Noir
Opened in 1991 by proprietor Malcolm Duck, an energetic former Royal Marine, Duck’s soon became an Edinburgh institution, and in 2008 was honoured with a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand for its exceptional cuisine and value. The restaurant closed in 2009 as the owner focused his attention on Duck’s at Kilspindie House.
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3. The Rogue Restaurant and Bar
Edinburgh restaurateur David Ramsden hit new heights in terms of style and design with Rogue, which saw the Morrison Street establishment described as the most jaw-dropping in the Capital when it opened in 2001 in the Scottish Widows building . And it’s food was equally stunning, earning rave reviews. In a crowded Edinburgh marketplace however it struggled, and closed its doors in 2004.
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4. Hadrian’s Brasserie
Part of Balmoral Hotel, Hadrian’s was a dependable presence on the capital’s dining scene since 1997, offering a little bit of luxury to all with menus covering everything from a quick business lunch to pre-theatre, à la carte to something for the children. It was replaced in 2018 by the newly design Brasserie Prince
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