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50% off at Acanthus @ Holyrood @Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

An exciting new dining concept has arrived at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. Rocca@Holyrood combines simple classic Scottish dishes with an Italian twist in a relaxed, flexible and friendly environment.

Selecting only the very best in fresh, quality ingredients locally sourced where possible, Rocca@Holyrood is one of the most exciting new restaurants in Edinburgh. Open from 8am until late and offering tasty dishes from brunch through to evening dinner, their brasserie-style setting and menu is bursting with flavoursome food.

Flexible space and private booths make Rocca@Holyrood ideal for business meetings in the city or networking events either over coffee, lunch or early evening ensuring you get the privacy you need in a stunning location.

They offer an extensive selection of wines, spirits and beers from across the world and there is something to suit every taste. Should you choose to bring your own alcohol into the hotel from outside, a corkage charge will be applied to your bill on departure.

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Acanthus @ Holyrood @Macdonald Holyrood Hotel
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A said
" We booked a short stay at the hotel. Was very pleased that I was able to use my Tastecard for..."
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Rod said "Great Staff
Staff are fantastic. The food is ok salmon starter was nice but the risotto was distinctly..."
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Leo said "Card Made Meal Worth It
Food was good when finally arrived.
Very short staffed and night was dragged out. Give..."
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Craig said "Good
As a chef, John the waiter very friendly and excellent service.
Goats cheese tarts more..."
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"2nd Visit
2nd visit and not disappointed. Fantastic in every way again."
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Fiona said "Good food
It is now called Acanthus. The food was very good with generous portions and fresh produce...."
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"Thoroughly Recommended
Beautiful food and fantastic service. Unusually a 50% off food rather than 2 for 1 which is even..."
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Tel said "Excellent Food & Standard Of Service
Called in here tonight on the off chance that we could use the Tastecard without prior booking...."
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" Very good restaurant for a hotel good value for money"
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JAKUB said "Familly dinner outing
Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. Nice well qualified waiters . nice atmosphere
Well..."
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Colin said
" First use of our card brought us to the Rocca . The surroundings walking in was just wonderful...."
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Richard said "Lovely place
The food is lovely, but it is the atmosphere and comfort of the restaurant that we loved. The..."
Read more
  • A said:
    " We booked a short stay at the hotel. Was very pleased that I was able to use my Tastecard for the fast time. An amazing saving. Used it at the hotel without any difficulty. Used in the Acanthus restaurant fine dining and the food was excellent. Also used twice for bar food and again the menu was very good. Very impressed with the Tastecard service and I will be looking regularly for where I can use it next. "
    Posted 1 month, 2 days ago...
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  • Rod said: "Great Staff
    Staff are fantastic. The food is ok salmon starter was nice but the risotto was distinctly average. The pork belly was quite small. The pudding was ok sticky toffee pud very average. Would be well and truly over priced if it wasn't for the taste card. But the staff are great and the restaurant is lovely. "
    Posted 3 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Leo said: "Card Made Meal Worth It
    Food was good when finally arrived.
    Very short staffed and night was dragged out. Give yourself 2-3 hours for overall meal.
    Shame as the one waiter working was very friendly and food good. "
    Posted 6 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Craig said: "Good
    As a chef, John the waiter very friendly and excellent service.
    Goats cheese tarts more like canapé should be one large tart and cheese should be ripe, pesto cream not curried mayonnaise doesn't work,portion to small.
    Bread too dry butter too hard can't spread needs olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
    Steak delicious and peppercorn sauce delicious.
    Hand cut chips ok
    Veg excellent
    Mushroom and tomato good
    Portion good
    Sticky toffee pudding excellent with Icecream
    Chocolate fondant with pistachio Icecream good, fondant slightly over cooked could have 1 less minute.
    Portions good
    Drinks good water should be iced
    Coffee excellent, shortbread good
    Over all good.
    Service made it.
    Value for money with taste card for two very good "
    Posted 9 months, 19 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • "2nd Visit
    2nd visit and not disappointed. Fantastic in every way again. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 19 days ago...
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  • Fiona said: "Good food
    It is now called Acanthus. The food was very good with generous portions and fresh produce. Staff very friendly and attentive. Only minus is that it isn't very family friendly due to the clientele although the kids menu is fab. We will come back:-) "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 13 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • "Thoroughly Recommended
    Beautiful food and fantastic service. Unusually a 50% off food rather than 2 for 1 which is even better for us, a family of 3. Very child friendly too. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 26 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Tel said: "Excellent Food & Standard Of Service
    Called in here tonight on the off chance that we could use the Tastecard without prior booking. Absolutely no problem & the staff were all very friendly & helpful. We had cocktails to start followed by a bottle of excellent Italian Merlot with the meal. Our starters were the soup & the terrine & they were both very tasty. For mains we chose the fabulous Scottish fillet steaks & they were gorgeous!
    Definitely worth a try. Many thanks to the three members of staff that served us. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • " Very good restaurant for a hotel good value for money "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • JAKUB said: "Familly dinner outing
    Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. Nice well qualified waiters . nice atmosphere
    Well organise timing between the courses. Very long and well organised wine and spirits menu card. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 6 days ago...
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  • Colin said:
    " First use of our card brought us to the Rocca . The surroundings walking in was just wonderful. We were greeted by a very nice waiter who looked after us very efficiently throughout our meal .
    We had the Christmas lunch menu and started off with the pumpkin and garlic soup . Could not have asked for a better starter. It was so flavoursome.
    My wife had the Rocca Burger which was a towering spectacle of food which again tasted great. Best burger tasted in a while and of mammoth proportions.
    My rib eye was cooked to perfection just how I requested, garnished with tomatoes, rocket and roast chips.
    We so enjoyed ourselves and will for sure be returning . "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 22 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Richard said: "Lovely place
    The food is lovely, but it is the atmosphere and comfort of the restaurant that we loved. The decor is stylish and classy, and it has very comfortable, private and relaxing sofa area for post meal drinks. Service was efficient and laidback. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 26 days ago...
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  • A said:
    " We booked a short stay at the hotel. Was very pleased that I was able to use my Tastecard for the fast time. An amazing saving. Used it at the hotel without any difficulty. Used in the Acanthus restaurant fine dining and the food was excellent. Also used twice for bar food and again the menu was very good. Very impressed with the Tastecard service and I will be looking regularly for where I can use it next. "
    Posted 1 month, 2 days ago...
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  • Rod said: "Great Staff
    Staff are fantastic. The food is ok salmon starter was nice but the risotto was distinctly average. The pork belly was quite small. The pudding was ok sticky toffee pud very average. Would be well and truly over priced if it wasn't for the taste card. But the staff are great and the restaurant is lovely. "
    Posted 3 months, 15 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Leo said: "Card Made Meal Worth It
    Food was good when finally arrived.
    Very short staffed and night was dragged out. Give yourself 2-3 hours for overall meal.
    Shame as the one waiter working was very friendly and food good. "
    Posted 6 months, 7 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Craig said: "Good
    As a chef, John the waiter very friendly and excellent service.
    Goats cheese tarts more like canapé should be one large tart and cheese should be ripe, pesto cream not curried mayonnaise doesn't work,portion to small.
    Bread too dry butter too hard can't spread needs olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
    Steak delicious and peppercorn sauce delicious.
    Hand cut chips ok
    Veg excellent
    Mushroom and tomato good
    Portion good
    Sticky toffee pudding excellent with Icecream
    Chocolate fondant with pistachio Icecream good, fondant slightly over cooked could have 1 less minute.
    Portions good
    Drinks good water should be iced
    Coffee excellent, shortbread good
    Over all good.
    Service made it.
    Value for money with taste card for two very good "
    Posted 9 months, 19 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • "2nd Visit
    2nd visit and not disappointed. Fantastic in every way again. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 19 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Fiona said: "Good food
    It is now called Acanthus. The food was very good with generous portions and fresh produce. Staff very friendly and attentive. Only minus is that it isn't very family friendly due to the clientele although the kids menu is fab. We will come back:-) "
    Posted 1 year, 2 months, 13 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • "Thoroughly Recommended
    Beautiful food and fantastic service. Unusually a 50% off food rather than 2 for 1 which is even better for us, a family of 3. Very child friendly too. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 26 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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    Ease of tastecard use
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  • Tel said: "Excellent Food & Standard Of Service
    Called in here tonight on the off chance that we could use the Tastecard without prior booking. Absolutely no problem & the staff were all very friendly & helpful. We had cocktails to start followed by a bottle of excellent Italian Merlot with the meal. Our starters were the soup & the terrine & they were both very tasty. For mains we chose the fabulous Scottish fillet steaks & they were gorgeous!
    Definitely worth a try. Many thanks to the three members of staff that served us. "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 24 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • " Very good restaurant for a hotel good value for money "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • JAKUB said: "Familly dinner outing
    Fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere. Nice well qualified waiters . nice atmosphere
    Well organise timing between the courses. Very long and well organised wine and spirits menu card. "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 6 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Colin said:
    " First use of our card brought us to the Rocca . The surroundings walking in was just wonderful. We were greeted by a very nice waiter who looked after us very efficiently throughout our meal .
    We had the Christmas lunch menu and started off with the pumpkin and garlic soup . Could not have asked for a better starter. It was so flavoursome.
    My wife had the Rocca Burger which was a towering spectacle of food which again tasted great. Best burger tasted in a while and of mammoth proportions.
    My rib eye was cooked to perfection just how I requested, garnished with tomatoes, rocket and roast chips.
    We so enjoyed ourselves and will for sure be returning . "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 22 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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    Ease of tastecard use
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  • Richard said: "Lovely place
    The food is lovely, but it is the atmosphere and comfort of the restaurant that we loved. The decor is stylish and classy, and it has very comfortable, private and relaxing sofa area for post meal drinks. Service was efficient and laidback. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 26 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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