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.
  • Average price £32.50 (evening meal)
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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.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.

It’s tucked away at basement level in a side street off the main cobbled thoroughfare, but that hasn’t stopped the Stockbridge Restaurant harvesting numerous accolades in the 12 years since chef/owner Jason Gallagher took the helm. Countering the impact of dark, exposed brick, two large mirrors create a feeling of space and large prints of works by the Edinburgh colourists adorn the walls. The art extends to the kitchen, which delivers a stylish fixed price menu – with BYOB on Sundays replacing a substantial wine list categorised by style rather than region – and à la carte options. A delicate amuse-bouche precedes starters such as discs of moist pork belly, cheeks and fillet, enhanced by diced black pudding and sweet potato purée. Mains could feature flavour-packed duck breast with confit leg, fondant potatoes, mushrooms and Savoy cabbage which showcase the chef’s skills. A pre-dessert comes before a twist on perennial favourites including banana tarte tatin: six chunks of scorched fruit, served on end in a pastry case and accompanied by a butterscotch sauce that will satisfy even the sweetest tooth.

  • High point: Clever presentation of traditional Scottish classics
  • Low point: Lunchtime opening by prior arrangement only
  • Notable dish: Pan fried venison loin with roasted potatoes,kale, celeriac purée, poached pear, chocolate oil and port wine sauce
  • 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)