The latest street food trend has arrived in Edinburgh at Broughton Street venue Treacle, in the shape of Poke (pronounced poh-keh) a typical Hawaiian dish of raw fish (commonly tuna) in an Asian dressing served as part of a colourful salad. The bar and restaurant has introduced a new menu which focuses on Southeast Asian and Pacific cuisine as part of a wider redesign paying tribute to the region. The new menu means that Treacle, part of the Big Red Teapot portfolio, is the only restaurant in the city to be serving 2017’s dish of the year, with its Rainbow Pok-e; raw tuna, avocado, brown rice, mint, sesame and pickled cucumber.
To accompany the change on the menus, the interior has been given a fresh new look. With a colour palate of washed denim, raw whites and citrus greens, polished wood floor and designer lighting with the citrus green repeated in chairs from Billiani and new soft furnishings. Although the distinctly 90s feel brought by its Cult favourite Keith Haring mural will remain.