Neil Forbes awarded RBST Sustainable Chef of the Year 2023, Slow Food Scotland Restaurant of the Year 2022. Thistle Award Winners for Lothian & Borders 2022 & 2018/19 Café St Honore Best Eating Experience.
Tucked away snugly down a back lane in the New Town off Hanover Street, this stylish French inspired bistro is oozing atmosphere, locally sourced produce and a certain je ne sais quoi.
Member of Slow Food Cooks Alliance, Neil Forbes, deservedly voted Chef of the Year at the Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2014, creates stylish menus where the produce is the star. That year his restaurant also won the Sustainable Business Award and was also a Finalist 2016 for Restaurant of the Year. He runs Masterclasses for Slow Food and was one of the chefs who experienced Terra Madre in Turino. Neil is a wonderful asset to Scotland’s food scene.
His support and use of organic produce has also earned him Scotland’s first Soil Association Organic Restaurant Award.
Neil offers delicious menus in the Café but also a weekly Café at Home menu & has a presence at Edinburgh’s Saturday Farmers’ Market – all that plus regularly on the radio and growing produce in his kitchen garden! One busy & enthusiastic guy!
photo credit for Neil with veg in kitchen ©Paul Johnston, CopperMango