|Michelin-starred chef Paul Kitching’s new restaurant 21212, in Edinburgh, opened on Wednesday 20th May 2009.
The restaurant received rave reviews and numerous awards including winning the Best New Restaurant in the UK 2009 at the National Restaurant Awards. In January 2010, only eight months after opening, 21212 received a Michelin Star.
For Paul it’s the culmination of his dream to set up 21212 and run it in his own inimitable style. Facilities include, a 38 seater restaurant with open kitchen, drawing room, private dining and four luxury bedrooms. The listed Georgian townhouse over four floors is light, spacious and airy. Paul, his partner Katie and their business partners have invested £4.5m into the project and have been heavily involved in restoring the elegant townhouse to its former glory since inception and although they have retained many period features they primarily wanted to transform the restaurant into a 21st century environmentally friendly restaurant.
A glance at the menu carefully constructed and considered by Paul shows that he is staying true to his modern French style of cookery, which he championed at his former restaurant Juniper, but with a more grown up approach to his menu combinations. From £48 per person the dinner menu consists of an exciting combination of dishes prepared by Paul and his team of seven chefs, which includes his sous chef from Juniper Kate Johnson. Lunch begins from £20 per person.
The restaurant is open Tuesday - Saturday.