Wedgwood the Restaurant

Wedgwood the Restaurant
267 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BQ
  • Telephone 0131 558 8737
  • Seasonal times Closed for 3 weeks from New Year's day.
  • Food served Mon–Sat noon–3pm, 6–10pm; Sun 12.30–3pm, 6–10pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk
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Wedgwood the Restaurant

Locally sourced, seasonal and foraged delights accompanied by an outstanding selection of wines.

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This popular restaurant has earned well-deserved accolades by producing consistently high-quality cooking with an emphasis on game and foraged foods. At the lower end of the Royal Mile, it provides a haven for well-heeled tourists and locals in search of interesting Scottish cuisine. The space is smart, with large windows looking out onto the street and an additional basement dining area. A cheddar-and-onion bread and butter pudding starter is given an extra savoury hit by intense mushroom ketchup. Cured salmon has a subtle Douglas fir char, paired with the fresh tang of grapefruit. For mains, a deft hand in the kitchen brings out the earthiness in grey mullet, complemented by potato and crab salad, while the aniseed notes of tarragon jus enhance robustly flavoured pheasant. But the star dish is an indulgent sticky toffee pudding with an incredibly rich caramel sauce. The drink list is a particular passion; new wines are introduced on a regular basis and there’s even one from India served as a refreshing cocktail.

The List's rating
8

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Yana Thandrayen visited Wedgwood the Restaurant on 28 January 2019
  • High point: Great game paired with an innovative wine list
  • Low point: Make sure to book during peak tourist season
  • Notable dish: Sticky toffee pudding
  • Average price: £15.95 (set lunch); £33 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 18-20
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Jazz and soul
  • Capacity: 55
  • Largest group: 55
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 24
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

Reviews & features

Forage from Scotland's natural bounty with chef Paul Wedgwood

13 May 2019

Foraged ingredients are crucial on the menu of many of our best restaurants, but how easy is it to forage for your own ingredients?

Foraged ingredients are bang on-trend in these days of seasonal, local produce. In the woodland charm of Colinton Dell, or the coastal beauty of Tyninghame, chef Paul Wedgwood (of the eponymous Wedgwood the Restaurant) teaches small groups how to find…

Best set lunch menus in Edinburgh

31 May 2018

Places to head for a cheap lunchtime meal

In a good restaurant, there's nothing more satisfying than eating off a set menu that's the same standard as the a la carte, but saves you some buck. Here's a bunch of places with good lunchtime deals in Edinburgh.

Christmas Food Q&A: Paul Wedgwood – Wedgwood The Restaurant

17 Nov 2015

Wedgwood chef tells us about his favourite food for the festive season

I'm planning a Christmas meal and want to offer a couple of unusual twists. What would you suggest? Make your canapés Christmas tree decorations - for example, confit duck bon bons wrapped in gold leaf.

Q&A: Paul Wedgwood – Wedgwood The Restaurant

28 Oct 2014

Head Chef talks festive food as Christmas approaches

How does your restaurant change in look and atmosphere in December? What effect are you hoping for? We have minimal yet stylish decorations, all carefully chosen for a more winter theme rather then Christmas. What are the challenges in catering…

Wedgwood the Restaurant - review

13 Dec 2007

Edinburgh is a tourist city, and for restaurants that’s both a blessing and a curse. Tourists are hundreds of thousands of extra diners appearing at their collective door each year; look too closely to them, however, and you’ll be disparaged for…