The Stockbridge Restaurant

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The Stockbridge Restaurant
54 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AL
  • Telephone 0131 226 6766
  • Opening times Tue–Thu 7–9.30pm; Fri 6–9.30pm; Sat 5–9.30pm; closed Sun and Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Fri 7–9.30pm; Sat/Sun 6–9.30pm. Closed Mon.
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Covid-19 precautions

sanitiser outside entrance and outside washrooms. washrooms regularly cleaned and checked. extra sanitising products in washrooms social distance, reduced capacity, fewer tables, window fans, sealed cutlery and paper menus. perspex screens at entrance and at high traffic area to washrooms. contact details must be given on booking. staff training ongoing, staff hygiene and customer hygiene a priority.
Last updated: 31 July 2020

The Stockbridge Restaurant

Relaxed but classy establishment now in its second decade and still serving well-presented food with a strong Scottish accent.

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With the recent rise of tasting menus and sharing plates, it’s a rare delight to be presented with an indulgent à la carte meal at a linen-clothed table. Lovingly prepared with an abundance of butter, each dish here teases intense flavour out of Scotland’s natural larder. Chef proprietor Jason Gallagher keeps it playful with dishes such as avocado ice-cream and crab spring rolls perched on a disc of shellfish risotto. Set-menu starters include a gorgeously pink pigeon breast, gracing a slab of pâté-smeared brioche. But with the allure of tender beef cheeks and creamy horseradish potatoes, the eyes can easily wander to the à la carte options. The charming appeal of this St Stephen Street basement space is reflected in the atmospheric glow of its flickering candles and cosy warmth. Its unchanging nature is a positive, right down to the seasonal extras such as cubes of mozzarella served with prosciutto in a delicate amuse-bouche or the complimentary pre-dessert plum truffle, a precursor to a decadent quartet of chocolate. Add all this to a decent wine list and friendly service and it's easy to see why this 15-year-old restaurant is still a contender in Stockbridge’s thriving restaurant scene.

The List's rating






Ailidh Forlan visited The Stockbridge Restaurant on 12 February 2019
  • High point: Solid cookery without pretentiousness
  • Low point: Feeling like you’ve gone up a waist size
  • Notable dish: Grilled halibut with quail egg, pancetta, wild mushrooms, spinach, sautéed potatoes and an Arran mustard sauce
  • Average price: £28 (set dinner)
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 12
  • House wine: £22 per bottle

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