Simple Scottish fare in boutique Stockbridge hotel setting.
After a lavish and fairly recent revamp, the Raeburn is all exposed stone, dark wood floors, matt grey paint and a library snug with books by the yard. Set back from the road, there’s plenty of al fresco eating and drinking out front and a smart, rear terrace overlooking the Edinburgh Accies home ground. The spacious restaurant, beyond the dog-friendly bar, boasts surprisingly small tables and a souped-up bistro menu, though the root vegetable variety on offer is a little bland. The choice then moves to ‘Raeburn Boards’ – seafood, vegetarian or meat – and staples like half roast chicken, venison loin or beer-battered fish and chips, while much is made of their Josper-grilled steaks. Brownies and caramel ice-cream are worth the indulgence, and there’s a sound drinks list, but overall it feels like the food missed out on the revamp.
- High point: Al fresco eating & drinking in summer
- Low point: Flavours a little hidden
- Notable dish: Gluten-free chocolate brownie and caramel ice-cream
- Private dining: Up to 35 covers
- No. overnight rooms: 10
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 80
- Largest group: 80
- Open since: 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 20
- House wine: £18.50 per bottle