Wedgwood the Restaurant
- 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.
- Average price £15 (set lunch); £30 (evening meal)
- Website www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk
This Old Town bastion of fine-dining continues to delight with fabulous food.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
There’s nothing unusual about bread and butter pudding with ice-cream appearing on a menu. But when it’s listed among the starters you know this is a chef with imagination. Paul Wedgwood’s iteration features Isle of Mull cheddar and onion, while fennel is the dominant flavour in the ice-cream. Mains are another opportunity for the boss to show skills honed in the decade since he took the reins of this two-level establishment – a frequent award winner – which has been decorated in subtle homage to nature and the owner’s passion for foraging. A wine list with a lower mark-up than many similar establishments is another draw for diners including tourists and year-round regulars, who feast on mains such as three identically-sized cylinders of tender rabbit which come neatly wrapped in pancetta and enhanced by chestnuts, barley, mushrooms and carrot purée. On the dessert list, a moist butternut squash cake with spiced pear and rosemary ice cream is another playful deception of the taste buds by a chef at the peak of his powers.
- High point: Cleverly crafted food and a wine list covering all price points
- Low point: Deciding between the naturally lit upstairs or more formal downstairs
- Notable dish: Venison, puréed squash, black pudding mash, venison haggis bon bons, sour elderberry and junper jus
- Private dining: Up to 18 covers
- Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Relaxed but lively
- Capacity: 55
- Largest group: 55
- Open since: 2007
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 24
- House wine: £16 per bottle
Reviews & features
Christmas Food Q&A: Paul Wedgwood – Wedgwood The Restaurant17 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 Restaurant28 Oct 2014
Head Chef talks festive food as Christmas approaches
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Wedgwood the Restaurant - review13 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…