When generous restaurateurs offer meals on the house, it’s always wise to check there’s no roof-climbing required. Scale the heights of culinary pleasure with today’s Groupon: £22 for a six course Italian taster menu with two glasses of wine at The Hispaniola Restaurant.
Arr-guably Edinburgh’s most swashbuckling pirate restaurant, this dining hideaway is decked with muskets and assorted treasure for sensationally hearty meals. The wood-panelled rooms were formerly Old Rutherford’s Bar, frequented by the writer of Treasure Island, Edinburgh-born Robert Louis Stevenson, and many a one-legged stranger. This shady joint is frequented by hundreds of travellers, who admire the seasonal Mediterranean food and unlucky seadog Johnny Bones dangling from the ceiling.
It’s all hands on deck for a six course menu accompanied by two glass of wine and beginning with soup and appetisers for those who want to cut-less. Hot and cold antipasti may include such deep-sea gems as scallops and calamari, and guests can launch themselves on a golden main such as seafood pasta or risotto del fattore. Finally, rogues can get their just desserts with dishes such as a selection of mini sweets, and an espresso will provide a kick like the inn-keeper’s pony.