Harden's survey result
A “top spot for Edinburgh” – this “large and barn-like”, “warehouse-style” venue is run by the younger generation of local restaurant impresarios, the Radford family. It gives rise to the odd niggle (“a bit too much hype”… “possibly takes itself a bit seriously”…) but for the most part wins high praise for its “warm modern style”, and “innovative cuisine with the emphasis on foraging and sustainability”.
“The Radord family excel at this great space” – a converted warehouse with outside terrace near the Traverse Theatre. “Tastebuds are tantalised and challenged, but in a good way” by the “fascinating” Nordic-inspired cuisine, and it’s an “exciting” venue – “lovely lighting, candles and woodburner” (and “great cocktails”) – even if “you never feel hip enough to eat there”.
“Scandinavia meets Scotland” in this “forgivably pretentious”, “hipster” hang-out – “a converted brick warehouse, with outside terrace in an unremarkable street”, near the Traverse Theatre. “Sustainable is the watch-word”, on the “eclectic” menu – “it’s an amazing place to sample local produce”, with “great cocktails”.
With its “postmodern industrial setting”, this former costume store, near the Traverse Theatre, is now the “coolest” venue in town; sample its “imaginative” menu (strong on “unusual locally-foraged vegetables”), and then “relax with a post-prandial drink by the wood-burning stove”.
Timberyard Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Wow - ups and downs! Service was delightful but soooo slow. Food was really erratic: of the six courses two were awful, two were OK ish and two were great (the dessert and the crab with hazlenut). Wine list was wide, advice was sincere but was it me or were the wines just to expensive for what they were? Hmmm"
"Locally sourced ingredients, quite generous portions for this type of restaurant. We like the modern design with lots of art to look at. My glass of wine was exceptional Its a treat to be able to try a glass of a really good wine when so many places only serve ordinary wines by the glass. Tables are well spaced."
"Return visit for lunch. Tables are well spaced in a large room so there is atmosphere with privacy. Fixed price menu is not cheap but the lunch option of plates is better value. Toilets are in an annex and are dark and could be cold! Food is clever and well balanced; far from the usual Edinburgh fast food options. One gripe - we booked an early lunch as we had a an early meeting. we told the server but it was still slow and ran out of time for desert which was a shame for us and I suppose the restaurant which was far from full."
"Love this place. Always my choice for a special treat. Lovely courtyard too."
10 Lady Lawson St, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS
|Tuesday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 5:30 pm-9:30 pm|