The Scran & Scallie
Public house with dining in Stockbridge with a strong ‘nature to plate’ ethos and a sophisticated interior.
The team behind Tom Kitchin’s superior gastropub uses the best of natural Scottish materials for the décor – oak, sheepskin, tweed and wool in subtle blue and earthy brown tartans – and the prime of the country’s larder – Loch Fyne oysters, Orkney scallops, game from the Roxburghe estate – for the menu. The result is a cosy yet sophisticated place to enjoy great food. Comforting classics like steak pie and fish and chips are a cut above and in-season specials such as roe deer sausage and colcannon are equally satisfying. For a fancy occasion, take advantage of the pub’s partnership with Philipponnat champagne, or stick to a local ale from an independent brewer or a glass from the extensive wine list. None will disappoint. Last, but definitely not least, there’s a playroom, leaving you free to give the food (and your fellow diners) some much-deserved attention.
- High point: Everything is excellent
- Low point: For a pub. it's a bit expensive
- Notable dish: Scran and Scallie steak pie
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Background jazz, Scottish, 80s - staff picks
- Live entertainment: Scottish folk duo on Sunday nights between 7.30–9.30pm.
- Capacity: 110
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: 2013
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 40
- House wine: £21 per bottle
Reviews & features
Where to eat: new and notable restaurants for the Edinburgh Festival 201330 Jul 2013
Blackfriars, Field and The Scran & Scallie are among this year's unmissable foodie highlights
Blackfriars 57–61 Blackfriars Street, Old Town, 0131 558 8684, blackfriarsedinburgh.co.uk There’s more than a touch of art school hipness about this stripped-back bar and neighbouring restaurant where a former sous chef to Martin Wishart cooks robust…
There is a place for good food in a pub setting - just don't call it a gastropub22 Apr 2013
Tom Kitchin among those involved in new Edinburgh pub openings The Scran & Scallie and The Vintage
We all love a good pub. Not only are they familiar social spaces but in Scotland we venerate them as stimulating, democratic venues of inexpensive conviviality. When you eat in a pub you eat grub. It’s seen to be elitist – undemocratic, even – to wish…