Timberyard

Timberyard
10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS
  • Telephone 0131 221 1222
  • Bar open Tue–Sat noon–1am. Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Sat noon–2pm, 5.30–9.30pm. Closed Sun/Mon.
  • Pre-theatre times Tue–Thu 5.30–6pm.
  • Pre-theatre price À la carte, as per lunch above
  • Email
  • Website www.timberyard.co
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Timberyard

credit: Ailidh Forlan

Achingly cool dining that’s daringly different and delicious.

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The double-height dining area of this old timber warehouse features exposed concrete beams, whitewashed stone walls and, unsurprisingly, plenty of bare wood, yet manages to retain an air of cosy comfort. Like the space, the food here is filled with understated character and interest. Scottish scallops, rabbit, pigeon and pork belly are partnered with foraged ingredients such as sea buckthorn, scurvy grass and sorrel to produce mouthwatering, multi-course tasting menus that can be adapted for all diets and diners. Ingredients are sourced from local producers and butchered, preserved, fermented and smoked in-house, then supplemented with herbs and flowers grown in the courtyard, which is also a dining space in summer. Menus can be wine-matched from an extensive list of natural wines and other drinks devised and produced in-house. Timberyard is owned by Edinburgh’s near-legendary Radford family but boldly wears the stamp of its younger generation, with knowledgeable waiting staff exhibiting considerable commitment to maintaining the achingly cool feel of this place. It’s daringly different and delicious dining.

The List's rating
8.6

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Stan Blackley visited Timberyard
  • High point: A dining space and menus packed with character and interest
  • Low point: Maybe a bit too trendy for some?
  • Average price: £40.00 for five courses (set lunch); £56.00 for four courses, £67.00 for six courses, £78 for eight courses (set dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Cool background music
  • Capacity: 50
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
  • House wine: £25 per bottle

Reviews & features

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Andrew and Lisa Radford's new venture Timberyard showcases their singular vision

18 Sep 2012

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