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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Birra Moretti
Wedgwood the Restaurant

credit: Paul Zanre

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

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Celebrating its tenth year, Wedgwood the Restaurant is clearly doing something right judging by the regular stream of tourists, locals and couples passing through its doors. Exposed stone and wood textures brings to mind the Scottish countryside and the open kitchen creates a buzzy atmosphere. The wood pigeon starter reflects true skill. A refined take on a traditional stalwart allows the game bird’s naturally earthy tang to sing over an intensely flavoursome haggis, billowy potatoes and sweet neeps. Lobster thermidor crème brulée is a journey of textures from the salty parmesan crisp via intense shellfish crème to a tingling Bloody Mary sorbet. The venison loin, black pudding and spiced cauliflower features more from Scotland’s larder, but lacks a little cohesion due to overly delicate seasoning. Lisa Wedgwood’s passion for wine is evident in the restaurant's extensive list – a truly exciting range from across the globe. Offering an extremely budget-friendly set lunch, Wedgwood is a great spot to experience skilled cooking of locally sourced, seasonal and foraged delights.

The List's rating
8

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J. Alford visited Wedgwood the Restaurant on 1 February 2018
  • High point: A genuinely exciting wine list
  • Low point: Cooking is always skilful but a few inconsistencies
  • Notable dish: Wood pigeon, haggis, neeps and tatties
  • Average price: £14.95 (set lunch); £31 (dinner)
  • Private dining: 18-20
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 55
  • Largest group: 55
  • Open since: 2007
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 24
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Reviews & features

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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…