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The History of The Rabbit Hole


11 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, EH9 1JH

0131 229 7953

Opening Hours

Monday:- Closed

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

Scallops, cauliflower puree, truffle oil

£8

Red mullet, calamari, saffron orzo, capers, parsley salad

£7.50

Double baked smoked apple cheddar soufflé, caramelized onion, rocket, apple and walnut salad

£7

Mussels, chorizo broth, summer vegetables

£6.50

Smoked haddock Scotch egg, curry mayonnaise

£6.50

Spiced quail, aubergine puree, green olive dressing

£7.50

Warm heritage carrots, purple potato salad, crispy egg, honey mustard dressing

£6.50

Mains

Lemon and thyme risotto, rabbit ragout

£13.50

Duck leg confit, curly endive, chicory, black pudding, merguez, morteau

£17

Sea bass, crushed new potatoes, tomato concasse, aioli, crispy monk fish beignet, curry oil

£17

Bouillebasse, hake, grey mullet, langoustine, mussels, saffron potatoes

£19

Grilled swordfish steak, Sicilian caponata

£17

Harrisa lamb rump, spiced chickpea purée, warm salad of halloumi, red onion, cherry tomato, new potatoes, tzatziki dressing

£18

Tender stem broccoli, brie, spinach, roasted garlic pithivier

£13.50

Black and blue flat iron steak tagliata, rocket, marinated mushrooms, parmesan shavings

£17

Sweet potato, quinoa, feta cheese, oven dried tomato, spinach, olives, balsamic dressing

£13.50

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



Summer pistou



Crab cakes, aioli



Calamari, shallots, mussels, tomato salad



Mains

Sea bass, tender stem broccoli, almonds, lemon



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

Beef lasagne

£6

Potato and cheese frittata

£6

Dessert

Strawberries and vanilla ice cream

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


Chardonnay, Los Espinos, 2015, Chile

Light & easy with soft lemony flavours


£3.10
£4.20
£6.00
£18.00


Viognier, Mont Rocher, 2014, France

Fruity, silky & perfumed


£3.50
£4.60
£6.70
£20.00


Vinho Verde, Quintas do Homem, 2014, Portugal

Peaches, grapefruit, spritzy texture


£4.10
£5.50
£7.70
£23.00


Sauvignon Blanc de Touraine, Domaine Patrick Vauvy, 2014, France

Barrel fermented. Spicy, nutty & rich


£4.30
£6.00
£8.40
£25.00


Rioja Blanco en Barrica, Bodegas Luis Canas, 2014, Spain

Tangy, herbal. Lemongrass & passionfruit


£4.50
£6.30
£9.00
£27.00


Lugana, Mabis, 2014, Italy

Elegant, waxy, mineral. Pears & melon


£5.00
£7.00
£9.70
£29.00


Riesling Federspiel, Domaine Wachau,2014, Austria

Lime, honey, acacia. Racy & chiselled


£5.50
£7.60
£11.00
£32.00


Sancerre, Domaine Picard, 2013, France

Textured, exotic. Gooseberry & orange blossom


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£37.00


Rully 1er Cru, 'Mont-Palais', Domaine Jaegar-Defaix, 2013, France

Apples, vanilla, spice. Full bodied & complex


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£44.00

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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