Ondine sails again

EDINBURGH restaurant Ondine has reopened its doors with a new nautical look and an expanded menu.

The team behind the Old Town eatery has completely refurbished the restaurant, oyster bar and private dining area along the theme of a ship at sea. As well as the restaurant’s established specialism in seafood, the porthole-style theme was inspired by ongoing renovations to the exterior of the building which has meant scaffolding will remain in place outside the venue until next year. Meanwhile, the installation of a new robata grill signals the expansion of the restaurant’s menu and an increased focus on meat. This is reflected in the restaurant officially rebranding to Ondine Oyster & Grill.

In addition to the expanded restaurant menu, Ondine’s oyster and cocktail list has been overhauled and its wine list refreshed.

Owner and head chef, Roy Brett, said the aim of the refurb was to create “a unique dining experience with honest seasonal integrity at the fore”.

“We have completely changed the entire look and feel of the place and we are really looking forward to sharing the experience with you all as we reopen and welcome you back to Ondine Oyster & Grill,” said Brett.