Six by Nico restaurants announce hearty and warming new menu concept set to start this month

Popular tasting menu restaurants, Six by Nico, are inviting diners to sample a taste of the middle east this winter.

Published 17th Oct 2018
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Six by Nico restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh have announced their latest theme - authentic dishes from Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey and Greece.

Chef Nico Simeone has created a tantalising tasting menu from a variety of Middle Eastern countries that showcase many of the delicacies from its ancient, majestic architecture to its diverse and hospitable communities.


Picture: Six by Nico

With a healthy base of pulses, grains and vegetables at its heart, the Middle Eastern cuisine on offer range from kebabs and grilled mackerel to falafel and cardamon ice cream.

Featuring rich, earthy legumes from the region's bronze age diet and succulent meats and aromas of its modern-day exchanges, the six-course tasting menu depicts a delectable portrait of the regions rich and enchanting history.

The Middle East is truly a cultural collective to behold and in this latest offering Chef Nico Simeone and the team at Six by Nico bring an extensive menu this winter to guests offering the best of Kibbeh, Koshari, Manakeesh, Shawarmas, Meze and desserts.

The new six course tasting menu includes dishes such as; a kebab of Scottish lamb belly served with red cabbage slaw, ras el hanout yoghurt and pickled cucumber; spiced cauliflower accompanied by rose harissa, barrel aged feta, kamalata olives and toasted almonds; glazed chicken served with orange blossom. medajool date, sumac carrot and chicken skin dukkah and a dessert of baklava with hazelnut and chocolate creamaux, sour cherries and coffee and cardamom ice cream.

Open from midday, Tuesday through to Sunday on Hanover Street in Edinburgh and in Finnieston in Glasgow, each six-course menu will be available from noon to night.

The menu will be priced from £28 per person with the option to enjoy an expertly selected wine and specialist drinks pairing for an additional £25 at each restaurant.

As ever, there is a vegetarian alternative available for every course, as well as theme inspired snack sides.

Chef Nico Simeone said:"A dish is like a story and our Middle Eastern cuisine, which is healthy and hearty for the winter, has arrived.

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"It’s been tapped as one of 2018’s big food trends with its different mixture of spices. We hope our ingredients, textures and exotic spices will convey a real taste of the Middle East and transport our guests to the patio in Amman or to the streets of Istanbul."

To make a reservation and to book now, visit Six by Nico.

'Middle East' will run from Tuesday 30th October until Sunday 9th December 2018.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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