The Stockbridge Restaurant

The Stockbridge Restaurant
54 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AL
  • Telephone 0131 226 6766
  • Food served Tue–Thurs 7–9.30pm; Fri–Sun 6–9.30pm. Closed Mon.
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The Stockbridge Restaurant

Established favourite with locals who are drawn by top-notch Scottish cuisine and the added attraction of BYOB on Sundays.

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Thirteen years since opening, head chef Jason Gallagher is still turning classic Scottish ingredients into bold and innovative dishes at this homely and much-loved local restaurant. This is a subterranean grotto where the dark walls, lined with huge artworks, create an intimate and welcoming atmosphere. It's a place which dispenses with the formalities of fine dining but retains the quality of the dishes. The menu evolves with the seasons, displaying a commitment to local producers and a knack for winning combinations such as stone bass paired with crab cake, salsa and avocado purée; roast partridge breasts and confit legs with a wild mushroom Madeira sauce; and venison loin with poached pear and chocolate oil. The courses are punctuated with treats from the kitchen such as an appetiser of Parma ham, tomatoes and cheese or a pre-dessert shot of plum trifle. Sundays see an abridged menu combined with a BYOB offer. The hefty wine list features 54 choices, bracketed by character, to make navigation easier and the cheese board is unmissable.

  • High point: Fine dining in a relaxed intimate setting
  • Low point: Book well ahead on the weekends
  • Notable dish: Seared stone bass with crab cake, tomato salsa and avocado purée
  • Average price: £32.50 (dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz
  • Capacity: 36
  • Largest group: 40 (may open for lunch for bookings of 6+)
  • Open since: June 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 7
  • House wine: £19.95 per bottle
  • BYOB: £4 wine, £5 fizz corkage (Sun evening only)