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The History of The Rabbit Hole


11 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, EH9 1JH

0131 229 7953

Opening Hours

Monday:- 12-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm

Tuesday:- 12-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm

Wednesday:- 12-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm

Thursday:- 12-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm

Friday:- 12-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm

Saturday:- 12-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm

Sunday:- Closed

Welcome to The Rabbit Hole. Opened in October 2015 by Mo Boulay and Antonello Esposito, who with their two children and dog Maggie are themselves based in Marchmont. Having both worked in hospitality for the last twenty years and having sold their city centre restaurant that year, they jumped at the chance to open a neighbourhood eatery in the area they live.


Inspired by their love of French food, Antonello’s Sicilian childhood and his wife’s rural Canadian upbringing. The menu is seasonal and based around firm favourites with inventive twists. Although tweaked every month with new dishes rotating, the back bone of the menu remains classic brasserie with something for everyone.


The Rabbit Hole’s interior lends itself to a relaxed dining experience. Comfortable banquette seating wraps around the candlelit dining room, with generous bar stool seating arranged at the central New York inspired dining bar.


The wine list is affordable and varied enough for everyone’s palate, working with small independent Edinburgh wine merchants to get some great wines.


In the kitchen, Antonello and Mo’s love of cooking comes out in the standard of ingredients they use. Every dish is started from scratch, nothing is brought in. They buy just enough to make every dish as fresh and tasty as if were made at home. From the best fish and crustaceans from Eddie’s fishmongers bought every morning to the cheeses they buy from I J Mellis.


Open for lunch, dinner and even just a drink at the bar, they look forward to your visit.

Our Reviews


The List Review

The List

Marchmont newcomer the Rabbit Hole is off to a promising start... Every square inch of their compact, well-dressed room has been put to good use, with its curving bar, cosy table in the snug and comfy window booths all generating a welcoming warmth. A cheery front of house team that aims to please services a skillful kitchen. Placemat menus reveal a confidently composed all-day à la carte offer featuring chicken liver parfait and duck leg confit alongside seared scallops with curried cauliflower purée. Familiar classics moules marinière and ribeye steak star alongside the likes of duck breast with orange-glazed chicory, and Tuscan fish stew with saffron potato.


Summer Menu




A La Carte Menu is available all day.

All of our produce is responsibly sourced from local suppliers.

Some of our dishes may contain nuts. Please inform your server if you have any allergies.

Starters

Shetland mussel broth, chorizo, summer vegetables

£6

Smoked Haddock scotch egg, curry mayonnaise

£6.50

Double Baked, smoked apple cheddar soufflé, caramelized onion, pear, rocket salad

£7.50

Honey glazed quail, waldorf salad

£7.50

Escargot, garlic butter, parsley, congnac

£7.50

Pan seared calamari, tiger prawn, curly endive, cherry tomato, green olive dressing, aioli

£7.50

Mushroom orzo, soya sauce jelly, woodland mushrooms, crispy parsley

£6

Mains

Vegetarian moussaka, spice aubergine, lentil, feta, tomato

£13.50

Lemon and thyme risotto, slow roasted rabbit ragout

£13.50

Sword fish steak, red pepper caponata

£17

Silver hake, red mullet, tiger prawn, saffron potato, mussels, provencal broth

£19

Harrissa lamb rump, herb cous cous, ratatouille

£17

Black and Blue flat iron steak tagliata, rocket, parmesan shavings, balsamic glaze, french fries

£17.50

Duck leg Confit, merguez sausage, morteau, lardons, black pudding, chicory, curly endice, mustard dressing

£17

Homemade tagliolini pasta, broccoli, almonds, oven dried tomato, pea and mint ragout

£13.50

Baked cod, puy lentil, smoked pancetta, carrot stew, tomato concasse, toasted bread crumbs and chives

£17.50

Sides

New potatoes; tender stem broccoli, lemon zest, shaved almonds; french fries; green salad; wilted spinach

£3

Desserts

Passionfruit, lime, vanilla, mascarpone cheesecake, citrus compote

£5.50

Bakewell tart

£5.50

Lemon posset, fresh strawberries

£5.50

Hazelnut brownie, coffee ice cream

£5.50

Cheese board

£8

Lunch Set Menu




Two course lunch menu £12, Three course lunch menu £15

Starters

Spinach, red onion, strawberry, feta, toasted almond salad, poppy seed dressing



Cream of cauliflower, truffle oil



Crab cakes, aioli



Calamari, shallots, mussels, tomato salad



Mains

Sea bass, green beans, spinach



7oz Rib eye steak frites (£3 supplement)



Pork cutlet schnitzel, tomato bruschetta salad



Garden pea & mint risotto, goat’s cheese cream, rocket, parmesan shavings and lemon



Desserts

Hazelnut brownie, coffee ice cream



Lemon posset, fresh strawberries



Bakewell tart



Kids Menu

Fish and chips

£6

Chicken schnitzel and french fries

£6

Tomato pasta

£6

Dessert

Vanilla ice cream and fresh berries

Included in price

The Rabbit Hole Drinks List


Here are a selection of our cocktails and wines.

We also serve a wide range of other alcoholic drinks, soft beverages, teas and coffees.

Please check our full drinks list when you come to visit.

Classic Cocktails

Old Fashioned

bourbon, angostura bitters, sugar, orange

£6.50

Mint Julep

bourbon, sugar, mint

£6.50

Negroni

gin, sweet vermouth, campari, prosecco splash, orange

£6.50

Gimlet

gin, lime, sugar, lemon twist

£6.50

Cosmopolitan

vodka, cointreau, cranberry, lime

£6.50

Pink Gin

gin, angostura bitters, lemon twist

£6.50

Whiskey Sour

blended whiskey, lemon, sugar, lemon twist

£6.50

Martini

vodka or gin - to order

£6.50

White Wine

125ml
175ml
250ml
Bottle


Catarratto, IGT, Palazzo del Mare, 2016, Italy

light citrus & ripe golden apple, warm and sunny


£3.40
£4.75
£7.60
£20.70


Viognier, Mont Rocher, 2016, France

Fruity, silky & perfumed


£4.10
£5.75
£8.20
£22.50


Feteasca Regala, Alamina, 2016, Romania

Pfresh pineapple and peach sherbet, vibrant and expressive


£4.50
£6.30
£9.00
£24.55


Vinho Verde, Quintas do Homem, 2016, Portugal

Peaches, grapefruit, spritzy texture


£5.20
£7.25
£10.40
£28.30


Sauvignon Blanc de Touraine, Domaine Patrick Vauvy, 2016, France

Tangy, herbal. Lemongrass & passionfruit


£5.00
£7.00
£10.00
£27.20


Rioja Blanco en Barrica, Bodegas Luis Canas, 2016, Spain

Barrel fermented. Spicy, nutty & rich


£5.60
£7.90
£11.25
£30.70


Lugana, Mabis, 2015, Italy

Elegant, waxy, mineral. Pears & melon


£5.50
£7.60
£11.00
£32.50


Riesling Federspiel, Domaine Wachau, 2016, Austria

Lime, honey, acacia. Racy & chiselled


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£33.25


Sancerre, Domaine Picard, 2016, France

Textured, exotic. Gooseberry & orange blossom


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£41.00


Rully 1er Cru, 'Mont-Palais', Domaine Jaegar-Defaix, 2014, France

Apples, vanilla, spice. Full bodied & complex


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£47.00

Red Wine

125ml
175ml
250ml
Bottle


Rosso IGT, Tenimeti Santa Francesca, 2014, Italy

Mellow red blend. Simple berry fruits


£3.10
£4.20
£6.00
£18.00


Shiraz, ‘The Mimic’, Vina Elena, 2014, Spain

Mimics robust Aussie Shiraz with Spanish flair


£3.50
£4.80
£6.70
£20.00


Cabernet Sauvignon, 'Armador’, Odfjell, 2012, Chile

Soft & plummy. Ripe blackcurrant, dried fig


£4.10
£5.50
£7.70
£23.00


Primitivo, Casato di Melzi, 2013, Italy

Smooth & juicy. Dark brambly fruits


£4.30
£6.00
£8.40
£25.00


Mas des Amours, Mas Cal Demoura, 2013, France

Untamed Languedoc. Rustic, peppery & wild


£5.00
£7.00
£9.40
£28.00


Rioja Crianza, Bodegas Luis Canas, 2012, Spain

Vanilla, tobacco, bramble. Rich & warming


£5.30
£7.20
£10.00
£30.00


Malbec 'Felino', Vina Cobos, 2013, Argentina

Bluberry, blackberry, damson. Spice & power


£5.50
£7.60
£10.70
£32.00


Pinot Noir, Iona Estate, 2013, South Africa

Silky, earthy, mysterious. Burgundy lookalike


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£37.00


Caïr Reserva, Dominio de Cair, 2010, Spain

Iconic Ribera del Duero. Black cherries, mocha


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£44.00

Rose Wine

125ml
175ml
250ml
Bottle


Cinsault Rosé, Pierre et Papa, 2014, France

Easy, strawberryish quaffing rose


£3.30
£4.60
£6.40
£19.00


Côtes de Provence Rosé, Domaine Sainte Marie, 2014, France

Dry, complex & delicious. More serious


£4.70
£6.50
£8.80
£26.00

Sparkling Wine

125ml
175ml
250ml
Bottle


Prosecco Spumante, Mabis, 2014, Italy

Apple, honeysuckle. Delicate, aromatic fizz


£4.80
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£25.00


Cava Rosé, Bodegas Sumarroca, n/v, Spain

Intense red fruit and firm bubbles


£4.80
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£25.00


Champagne Brut Réserve, Taittinger, n/v, France

Elegant & floral, with biscuit & peach


£11
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£59.00

Sweet Wine

125ml
175ml
250ml
Bottle


Côteaux du Layon, Domaine des Baumard, 2013, France

Apricots, marmalade, nectar. Luscious


£7.00
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£20.00


Pansal del Calàs, Celler de Capcanes, 2010, Spain

Port-like sweet red from Catalunya


£9.00
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£34.00

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