Centotre, Edinburgh

A Friday evening catch up with friends prompted a booking at Centotre, a truly bona fide Italian eatery housed in a former bank building on Edinburgh’s George Street.

Not, may I add, a somewhat overdone red, white and green emblazoned establishment but a vibrant, yet refined, white backdrop with hints of Italian roots complimenting a gloriously authentic meal, faithfully presented from, I hear, extremely carefully sourced produce.

So exacting in this age of innovative dining establishments to develop such a dynamic, pleasurable eating encounter in a city where departures from the norm are commonplace, yet Centotre has achieved this in a hugely relaxing and very enjoyable dining experience.