Simple Scottish fare in boutique Stockbridge hotel setting.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
After many years of dereliction, the Raeburn Hotel was restored in 2015 and transformed into a boutique hotel. Alongside the well-stocked bar, outdoor terrace and private dining space, the restaurant was a main element of this reinvigoration. It’s a classy-looking space – a blend of bare stone walls, wooden floors and blue studded banquettes – catering predominantly to hotel guests and corporate groups and can therefore lack in atmosphere, even on busy week-nights. The menu reads well with gastropub faithfuls such as fish and chips, burgers and steaks sitting alongside Scottish seafood staples salmon, mussels and Cullen skink, however timing issues in the kitchen, as well as wavering quality of some key ingredients, can lead to disappointment. Afternoon tea is a popular choice and on Sundays there are brunch and roast options available.
- High point: A smart space for bigger groups
- Low point: Some of the cooking isn’t as polished as the surroundings
- Notable dish: Crispy pork belly, endive, orange marmalade and walnuts
- 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