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; Sun/Mon closed.
  • Average price £30 four courses (£30 for paired drinks); £45 six courses (£45 paired drinks); £60 eight courses (£60 paired drinks).; £55 four courses (£30 paired drinks); £65 six courses (£45 paired drinks); £75 eight courses (£60 paired drinks); optional cheese and…
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  • Website www.timberyard.co
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The style: cool warehouse conversion. The substance: professionally presented home-grown produce and impeccably sourced ingredients.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Timberyard is the Radford family’s conversion of a big old brick warehouse and former timberyard –hence the name. The vibe is post-hipster, post-industrial, gentrified dockland district: timber, timber everywhere; hefty bare white tables; tree trunks for drinks stands. By night, low lighting brings surprising intimacy for the size, while the private dining ‘shed’ is particularly snug. The Radford ethos is laudable: what’s not home-grown, smoked or hung is spotlessly sourced. Each dish on a variety of tasting menus comprises a list of always artfully arranged, often intriguing, ingredients – a lexicon of foraged foodstuffs from knotroot to woodruff. So, after lashings of creamed Crowdie butter on freshly-baked bread, there’s mackerel, horseradish, buttermilk, cucumber and apple. There could be duck – confit and breast – with elderberry, beetroot, mushroom and chard; or beautifully pink lamb, celeriac, shallot, kale and treacle-like black garlic. Finish with sea buckthorn, buttermilk and crowdie, wash it all down with organic wine or a couple of cracking cocktails, and hear the appreciation of your constitution, for it is, indubitably, all good.

  • High point: Home produce and unquestionably faultless sourcing
  • Low point: no choice of dessert on four and six-course menus
  • Notable dish: Langoustine, artichoke, tarragon, kohlarabi, knotroot
  • Private dining: Up to 10 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 65 (30 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 18
  • House wine: £23 per bottle

Reviews & features

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

18 Sep 2012

Discovered by Andrew and Lisa Radford after they’d drawn breath from the closure of Atrium and Blue in early 2011, the old Lawson’s timber store near the art college has been coaxed from dusty obscurity in the past few months. An intriguing warehouse…