Cannonball fired up for a fresh start

• Cannonball House has been revamped.

ONE of the Royal Mile’s most historic buildings has been transformed into a new restaurant.

Cannonball House, which is said to date from the 16th century, was revamped in a joint project by restaurateurs Victor and Carina Contini, who own Contini Ristorante on George Street and the Scottish Cafe & Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound, and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which owns the building.
The new three-story venue comprises Contini Caffee, which features a porridge bar, artisan gelateria and Italian street food cafe; and Cannonball restaurant on the top floor, which majors in Scottish dishes like Stornoway black pudding risotto and Clash Farm slow roast pork belly.
The venue’s interior is said to have been inspired by the Contini’s family business heritage, combining “hints of tartan mixed with great Italian style”.
“This building is our newest food adventure in Edinburgh and we are very proud to be working with the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo,” said Carina.
“We’ve taken all the lessons we’ve learned from a decade running our Italian restaurant on George Street and our Scottish restaurant at The Mound and focused them into our new venture. It is unlike anything else in Scotland and really does offer something for everyone.”