Wildfire Scottish Steak & Seafood Bistro

Wildfire Scottish Steak & Seafood Bistro
192 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AZ
  • Telephone 0131 225 3636
  • Food served Mon 5.15–10pm; Tue–Fri noon–2.30pm, 5.15–10pm; Sat/Sun noon–3pm, 5.15–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.wildfirerestaurant.co.uk
Photo of Wildfire Scottish Steak & Seafood Bistro

Cosy steak and seafood bistro where well-sourced produce shines.

Eating & Drinking Guide

The 2019 edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is out now – only £5.95 (+p&p).

Chef-owner Lesley McDonald is understandably proud of the provenance and preparation of the steaks and seafood in her relaxed and friendly Rose Street bistro. Drawn from a longstanding list of trusted producers, Tranent’s John Gilmour supplies the carefully sourced 21-day aged Aberdeen Angus, with options to add king prawn surf to the ribeye and fillet turf. Salmon, home-cured with beetroot, dill and Edinburgh Gin, is teamed with Loch Crinan oysters and tarragon-infused lobster gratin on seasonal seafood tapas platters. Cullen skink, bursting with smoked haddock, kicks off an evening à la carte that features haggis in mustard cream sauce and a mammoth pot of mussels and clams in tomato and saffron broth. An evenly priced set lunch and occasional one-course deal features charcuterie from Leith’s East Coast Cured, alongside blackboard specials like roast cod with salsa verde and mixed berry cranachan to finish. Outdoor tables emerge when the weather permits, while indoors it’s a cosy mix of dark timber and exposed stone with comfy bench seating and a warming wood-burning stove.

The List's rating
7

Menu

Cooking

Service

Ambience

Appeal

?
Ian Hogg visited Wildfire Scottish Steak & Seafood Bistro on 30 January 2019
  • High point: Friendly spot with well-sourced surf and turf
  • Low point: Chilly cheese plate
  • Notable dish: 21-day-aged Aberdeen Angus steaks and seafood platters
  • Average price: £14.95 (set lunch); £26 (dinner)
  • Provides: Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 28
  • Largest group: 10 on one table and 28-30 for lunchtime restaurant private hire
  • Open since: 2002
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £19.95 per bottle