Wedgwood the Restaurant
- Telephone 0131 558 8737
- Seasonal times Closed for 3 weeks from new years day.
- Food served Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 6–9.45pm; Sun 12.30–3pm, 6–10pm.
- Average price £12.95 (set lunch); £27 (evening meal)
- Website www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2014) edition.
The Wedgwoods in question are Paul and Lisa, who set out in 2007 to deliver the ‘perfect night out’. They succeeded in their aim to design dining that’s special without being pretentious, and both ingredients-driven and imaginative. The menu changes with the seasons, though certain signature dishes consistently crop up – lobster thermidor crème brûlée, for example, the main ingredient often sourced direct from the boat by chef Paul, and served with a Bloody Mary sorbet that could be a touch bolder with its flavours. Wild food is woven thoughtfully into dishes: seaweed-crusted lamb, a side of foraged leaves, a sweet cicely sorbet or nettle soup. Tender, blush-pink roast duck is perfectly cooked, with typically seasonal accompaniments: Jerusalem artichoke and hazelnut crumble, chorizo roasted sprouts, and a duck leg croquette. Hazelnut mousse with liquorice ice-cream is a fantastic pudding, although the flavours in both elements could be more concentrated – not something that could be said of their famous sticky toffee pudding. Newly refurbished, the small restaurant is stylish by day, romantic by night. The best atmosphere is upstairs, but wherever your table is: relax, it’s yours all evening.
- High point: Ethical shellfish, organic meat – total ingredient confidence
- Low point: Wanting a jug rather than a shot-glass of the sublime palate cleanser
- Notable dish: Lobster thermidor creme brulee
- Private dining: Up to 18 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: nothing
- Capacity: 48
- Largest group: 48
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 15
- House wine: £16 per bottle
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