The Inspiration

Back in the 17th and 18th century, a Salon was a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held to entertain one another and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation.

Four hundred years later salons are still thriving, although with a slightly different format and purpose, to accommodate the modern times.

One of the most successful contemporary salons in Europe is Jim Haynes’ Sunday dinner in Paris, which has been around for more than 30 years. That is a long time for such an enterprise!


Once you have been to Jim ‘s salons, your next wish is to go again. Easy if you live in Paris, harder if you don’t.

This is how the idea of The Edinburgh Salon was born: to bring that unique experience to our city.

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