Malmaison Hotels has been one of our go to hotel chains from having a birthday stay in the original Edinburgh hotel to the whole family booking into Malmaison Liverpool before our wedding.
The hotel group have now released a full separate vegan menu and have since been awarded best hotel chain for vegan food by the PETA travel awards.
This month they opened their new Edinburgh City Hotel and we were excited to get booked in to check out their new menus alongside a few cocktails.
The new hotel has a fabulous location as situated in St Andrews Square making it easy to get around with no need for an Uber, leaving you more money for the fun stuff! Harvey Nichols is literally across the road and the Christmas market was only a five minute walk away too so we enjoyed a wander round both pre-dinner.
Despite being super busy, the restaurant staff were super friendly and happy to answer any questions.
We had a glass of fizz while deciding what to order and enjoying our surroundings. The restaurant was really stylish with some quirky touches, this is something I love about any Malmaison, they always have a way of celebrating the history of the location but with a hint of modern mischief.
To start I chose a salad of tofu, clementine, fennel, winter leaves and pomegranate from the vegan celebration menu. I absolutely loved this dish and will definitely be trying to recreate at home.
Then for my main I tucked into squash and red onion tagine served with coriander & apricot couscous. This was yummy too but I have to admit I was left a little jealous of the beetroot wellington that my husband ordered especially as it came with festive sides of red cabbage, roast potatoes and parsnips.
We had no room for dessert as the portion sizes were pretty generous but they had a good selection including salted caramel ice cream.
After dinner we visited the bar for nightcap, a Manhattan for Mr.Johnson and a porn star martini for me. Our drinks came served with spicy crunchy corn which is a great alternative to nuts and they are a tad addictive.
The following morning we had the veggie breakfast minus the eggs so sausages, spinach, mushrooms, tomato, beans and hash browns then helped ourselves to toast from the continental breakfast bar along with coffee and fresh juice. I enjoyed my breakfast especially the sausages but I would like to see more options on the continental breakfast bar like vegan friendly yoghurts.
I would definitely stay again as the service, our room and food were all excellent. I might even try visit the restaurant again during Christmas to try the beetroot wellington.
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Big Christmas Hugs,