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Anthony Bourdian London and Edinburgh : All Of The Restaurants Picked On No Reservations

When Anthony Bourdain visited London and Edinburgh on his show No Reservations, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased in a convenient list.

This is No Reservations, season 4, episode 6. It first aired on February 11, 2008.

DISH – “Traditional British Dishes”

WHAT IS IT?

First: Quail eggs with hollandaise sauce, roast venison and omelette Arnold Bennett.
Second: Roast partridge with bacon, English sausages, chestnuts, brussel sprouts, mousse-smeared crouton and bread sauce.
Third: Deer’s liver.

“Marco Pierre White inspired countless young chefs like I once was to make their own way in the restaurant world, to find their own path to the future of cooking and he still forges his own curious path. This time I think, one leading home to a childhood he never quite had.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

The Yew Tree Inn
Spurstow, Tarporley CW6 9RD, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

DISH – “Butcher’s Breakfast”

WHAT IS IT?

They had pint, eggs, black pudding, calf’s liver and devilled kidneys.

“That’s a healthy breakfast.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

The Cock Tavern
27 Great Portland St, London W1W 8QE, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

DISH – “Traditional English Cuisine”

WHAT IS IT?

First: Roasted bone marrow with toasted bread, parsley caper salad, and sea salt.
Second: Stewed pig’s head with bacon.
Third: English blood cake with a fried egg in top.

“You know, it’s one of the world’s great ideas.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

St John Bread and Wine
94-96 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ, United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

DISH – Pint of Guinness

WHAT IS IT?

After visiting London, Anthony Bourdain went to The Oxford Bar located in Edinburgh and had a pint of Guinness.

WHERE IS IT?

The Oxford Bar
8 Young St, Edinburgh EH2 4JB, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

DISH – Deep Fried Haggis and King Rib

WHAT IS IT?

They had deep fried haggis with salt and sauce, and king rib.

“Oh, the haggis is good. It’s what’s left for the poor people by the cruel landowners that–that becomes good food.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

Mermaid Fish Bar
43-45 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8LS, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

NOTES

Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors.

DISH – “Scottish Seafood Dishes”

WHAT IS IT?

First: Sea urchin soup with razor clams.
Second: Grouse with seasonal mushrooms.
Third: Haggis with “neeps and tatties” and pan-seared foie gras.
Fourth: Langoustine tail with boned and rolled seared pig’s head and north sea diver’s scallops.

“Dishes that have been standard bearers of Scottish cuisine, now reinvented with precision by someone who knows these ingredients his whole life.” -Anthony Bourdain

WHERE IS IT?

The Kitchin
78, Commercial Quay, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LX, United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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