Situated close to Lothian Road in the heart of Edinburgh, Jasmine is recognised as being one of the finest Chinese restaurants in the city. Its prime location, opposite to the Usher Hall & Lyceum Theatre, makes it an excellent choice for a pre-theatre meal before any shows. Unlike other restaurants that come and go, Jasmine has been under the same owners/management for over 10 years and constantly strives to revise the menu reflecting the eating trends of modern times.
In addition to dishes one normally associates with Chinese restaurants, Jasmine prides itself in offering customers specially-prepared, modern and unique Chinese dishes with a twist. The starter "Minced Stir Fried Duck or Chicken with Pine Nuts, Water Chestnuts, Bamboo Shoots and Mushrooms served with Lettuce Leaves" is simply divine, so is the "Crispy King Prawns with Mango and Wasabi Salad Dressing". For main course, "Jasmine Beggar's Chicken" and "Stir Fried Asparagus with Chinese Preserved Vegetables served with Fried Buns" come highly recommended. Another strength of the Jasmine is in its seafood dishes, king prawns, fish, and scallops are all freshly sourced and cooked to perfection to retain their full flavours.
Hugely popular among office workers in the area is the no-fuss, excellent value 3-course set lunch at £10.95 per head offering a vast variety of starters & main courses to choose from. For dinner time, there are three different priced banquet menus which showcase the best selections and mix of dishes. Also worth a mention is the extensive wines list which will complement any meals.
For those who prefer to enjoy Chinese meals cooked to restaurant standards in the comfort of their own homes, Jasmine offers a takeaway menu and can provide outside catering to parties on request.