- 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 £25 for four courses
- Website www.timberyard.co
Industrial-chic warehouse conversion engaging in sensational nose to tail and root to leaf gastronomy.
Industrial chic is not a phrase often associated with Edinburgh dining but Timberyard exudes it with confidence. The space soars, exposed brick is rough, fittings are cool utilitarian, modern sculpture perches where it sees fit. And yet it all feels so comfortable, so at ease. Probably because every detail is considered but without feeling weighty. The butchery, the smokery, the herb garden are all on site. Vegetables are pickled, syrups are drawn, local foraging and seasonality are by-words. Tasting menus define dining here; four, six or eight courses, potentially paired with drinks from an incredible wine, beer and cocktail offering. Unusually, vegans and vegetarians are catered for with just as much vibrancy. Artichoke, enriched with morels, truffle and wood blewit, is a far cry from the typical lentil salad option. Ox tartare, bound by rich duck yolk, is earthy, rich and cut by bitter sorrel, while coral-pink trout gleams in its shallow bath of yogurt with crow garlic. Portions are delicate but diners will be delectably sated along the road to epicurean Oz.
- 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: playlist, blues, folk
- Capacity: 7- (30 outdoors)
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2012
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
- House wine: £24 per bottle
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