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Hair raising prices
Member Name: jipp05
Advantages: beautiful designer goods
Disadvantages: designer prices to match
While in Edinburgh for a weekend break my partner and i decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Harvey Nichols. We went online to the website and booking the table was a breeze, as id never been to Harvey Nichols before we decided on booking the brasserie as i wasn't sure just how formal the restaurant might be.
On arrival the store was closed but the entrance to the restaurant is in a separate area and has it's own lift and was pretty easy to find. You go up on a swanky lift to the fourth floor and the lift opens out onto a huge restaurant with panoramic windows all around. So far so good, we told the maître de we had a booking and he asked since its such a nice night if we would like to be seated on the balcony and we said of course. Leading us through the restaurant i had a good look round and was surprises to see the restaurant and brasserie were next to each other and not really cordoned off the only difference being that the restaurant had more formal tables.
Outside on the balcony was absolutely gorgeous with spectacular views of both the city and the mountains outside the city, i was glad i had brought my sunglasses with me though as the sun was getting lower and being high up it was shining directly on us!
The food was absolutely delicious, i had a goats cheese tart starter and then a fish main and both dishes were cooked to perfection. My partner had a Scottish special set menu and i am assured this was delicious also. I can't remember the exact prices but i was shocked at how reasonable it was, i had assumed with it being Harvey Nichols it would be really expensive but this was no more than our local Italian was really. I did get a strawberry mojito which at £10 was expensive but it was the nicest cocktail i have ever had and very strong as by the time i had finished it i was a little tipsy.
I definitely recommend anyone going to Edinburgh to book themselves a table here as everything was perfect from the food to the setting to the attentive wait staff and even though it wasn't as expensive as i had imagined i still left feeling like i had had some decadent treat.
The next day while shopping we decided to visit the shop just to say we had been. It's got the same layout as a lot of shops with the cosmetics and perfumes on the ground floor, men's wear on the first and women's wear on the second and third floors, the restaurant is on the fourth floor and there is also a food shop. There is also a beauty salon and a hairdressers in store.
The store itself isn't as big as i thought it would be but more than big enough to stock some amazing products. The cosmetics section had ever designer concession such as Dior and Clinique but also some others id never heard of which made my heart stop a little when i looked at their prices.
The clothes are unbelievable with all the top names from Prada to Chanel and for all the shoes and bags fans out there they had a massive selection.
I was really impressed with the store and had to resist from whipping my credit card and getting into debt for the tune of a new car but i did buy a new wallet which cost nearly a week's wages and we bought a few delicious speciality Scottish products from the food store. Walking around afterwards carrying the bag I felt as though i was carrying around some priceless artefact 
If you get the chance then definitely visit both the store and the restaurant as i had a great experience with both and even if you can't afford the ridiculous prices it's still a nice way to while away an hour or so.
Summary: upmarket shopping experience