Open-hearted neighbourhood brasserie-style restaurant, celebrating seasonal Scottish produce in a classy, unassuming and highly skilled way.
If there’s an argument to be made that the absence of restaurants in and around the Broomhill locale somehow grants Wee Lochan a captive audience in the area, this is undone by the fact this is a very well-run establishment, underpinned by some considered, top-quality cooking. A bijou dining space, brimming with framed prints from local artists, is reflective of its neighbourhood, café-esque feel that sets the tone for a comfortable dining environment. The food is suggestive of a kitchen brigade well versed in some brasserie classics – an ever-present Cullen skink, a superb sirloin roast with goose fats, chicken and black pudding stuffing – all of which are big sellers on the highly popular Sunday lunch menu. This isn’t the defining point of the kitchen, however, which demonstrates its range in a cooked-to-order Mull cheddar soufflé, all silky and indulgent, while wild game duos (particularly venison) are the jewels in the à la carte offerings. All the co-ordinates of Wee Lochan, a warm welcome, charming service and food that champions Scottish produce in a non-flashy yet confident manner demonstrates exactly why its patrons are so happy to be captivated by this impressive neighbourhood restaurant.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Pop
- Live entertainment: None
- Capacity: 40
- Largest group: 49
- Open since: 2011
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
- House wine: £19 per bottle
Reviews & features
Q&A: Aisla and Rupert Staniforth – Wee Lochan27 Oct 2014
How does your restaurant change in look and atmosphere in December? What effect are you hoping for? The restaurant gets all twinkly. We have these fabby porcelain lights on each table The are lithographs and the light shines through the different layers…