Roberta Hall-McCarron, chef-owner of The Little Chartroom in Leith, will bring two new restaurant openings to Edinburgh in 2021 with her husband Shaun McCarron. These are; The [new] Little Chartroom – a relocation of her flagship restaurant slated to open in September - followed by Eleanore, a restaurant and wine bar set to take over where The Little Chartroom currently calls home in October.
Relocating to Bonnington Road, The Little Chartroom’s latest incarnation will be an evolution of the original. The new location will enable an increase in cover numbers, state-of-the-art equipment and more comfort for the guests.
The menu will be concise and considered, with three options for each course, based on what is available at the time.
Designed by Studio Niro, the interiors are inspired by the surrounding sea and rugged Scottish coastline, making use of rich blues and oyster white. A lively open kitchen is at the heart of the restaurant, within an intimate and elegant dining room, as well as a separate bar area for pre & post-dinner drinks.
Eleanore, is a restaurant and wine bar set to open at The Little Chartroom’s current location in late October. Focused on relaxed counterculture with high-top dining, the restaurant will serve small plates from its open kitchen, highlighting the best of Scottish produce.
Chefs Hamish McNeil and Moray Lamb (formerly of Little Chartroom on The Prom) will run the pass, whilst also incorporating their own culinary influences. Dishes include BBQ Pork Neck, Chicory and Quince; flatbread with sunflower seed dip and oysters with fermented cucumber, sweet pickled apple and horseradish oil.
Another Studio Niro design, the interiors - incorporating soft whites and hints of dark blues - will hint at the makings of a boat and the Scottish coastline whilst earthy tones from the muds of the deep sea will be reflected in the hand-crafted ceramics. The space has been designed for flexible dining, from a full meal to a glass of wine.
To date, Roberta has won accolades including Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Restaurant Awards, 2019 and Breakthrough Chef of the Year at the Food and Travel Awards.
Since opening The Little Chartroom, the duo has received high praise, with the restaurant being named by British Vogue as the best restaurant in Edinburgh.