Neil Forbes is one of Scotland’s best-known chefs, and runs Cafe St Honoré in Edinburgh.
This beautifully evocative little city centre restaurant is hidden away down a cobbled lane you feel like you’re back in Paris.
Lauded for his emphasis on sustainability and provenance, Forbes is also a mean chef but don’t expect classic French cuisine – this is avowedly Scottish food with Gallic flourishes.
The wine list is superb while the dim lighting and exquisitely Parisian decor make this a wonderful place for a quiet tete-a-tete.
A wealth warning: it’s not cheap.
24 NW Thistle St Lane, Edinburgh EH2 1EA.
0131 226 2211