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HitListed!

May 9, 2011

We were absolutely thrilled with the recent List Eating & Drinking Awards held on the 26th April!

Centotre was HitListed as a highly-recommended Edinburgh breakfast destination – open from 7.30 daily (10am on Sundays), Live music venue – with our Jazzmain Trio joining us again this summer for sophisticated Sunday sessions! And, for our dedication to local produce, direct trade and seasonal Scottish ingredients! Well done to all the team and thanks again to all our customers, friends, suppliers and extended Love Happy Food family for your continued support!

Read full review below…

We are also excited to celebrate our sister venue, The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant’s, HitListing as a highly-recommended Arts Venue eatery! Well done to the TSC team and a big thanks to all our wonderful customers, friends and suppliers for your support – we certainly couldn’t do it without you!

The Scottish Cafe was also highly-recommended for their top notch Breakfasts – open from 8am daily (10am on Sundays), their delicious coffee – served all day (with homemade cake if you fancy it) and the same dedicated philosophy of direct trade – sourcing fresh seasonal Scottish ingredients as locally as possible from a long list of artisan producers from all over Scotland.

CENTOTRE
103 George Street, New Town, EH2 3ES | 0131 225 1550 | www.centotre.com
Open : Monday to Thursday – 7.30am until 10pm. Friday and Saturday – 7.30am until 11pm. Sundays – 10am until 8pm (extended in the Festival). Bar open : Monday to Saturday – 7.30am until midnight. Sundays – 10am until 10pm.

Like sister establishment The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant, Centotre promises to serve ‘happy food’, their term for food made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. True to their word, Victor and Carina Contini work with a large band of Scottish businesses and an impressive list of suppliers can be found on their website.

The interior of their George Street restaurant is also striking, a former bank with high, ornate ceilings, tall pillars and pristine white tables. Perhaps to cater for surrounding businesses Centotre opens nice and early at 7.30am for breakfast servings of pastries , rolls and even waffle dishes. The evening a la carte menu features pastas, pizza, salads and main courses. A starter of silky gnocchi is surrounded by cream, sprigs of dill and smoked salmon. A main course of venison arrives with a tangy horseradish dressing and grilled vegetables. Desserts at Centotre are worth saving room for, particularly a delightfully crunchy meringue filled with berries and cream.

+ Admirable commitment to local businesses
– Generous cream in pasta dishes might not appeal

Centotre Review: Lisa Stewart, Scotsman.com

August 3, 2009

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Lisa Stewart, 43, a marketing consultant who lives in Newington, picks her top five places for al fresco dining

1 Bisque bar & brasserie, Bruntsfield Place It’s hidden from view, leafy and quiet. Delicious salads, homemade burgers, the best of Borders beef and classic fish cakes give a flavour of its treats. All great value.

2 A Room in Leith, Dock Place Sister of A Room in Town and A Room in the West End, this Scottish bistro on a pontoon offers a lunch menu that changes daily and a dinner menu featuring interesting meat, fish and vegetarian options.

3 Petit Paris, The Grassmarket Checked tablecloths draped over rustic tables in the square create the perfect venue to dine on traditional mussels, fish soup and other French delicacies.

4 Centotre, George Street At this city centre venue, both sophisticated and more traditional Italian food is served by friendly staff in relaxed European style.

5 Oloroso, Castle Street This restaurant has imaginative, contemporary cooking down to an art. The outdoor menu is simple but the choices are deliciously fresh and perfect for a hot day.

See article here