The Raeburn

The Raeburn
112 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HG
  • Telephone 0131 332 7000
  • Bar open Mon–Thu 10am–midnight; Fri/Sat 10am–1am; Sun noon–midnight.
  • Food served Mon–Sun 7am–9.45pm.
  • Average price £18 (lunch); £24–£30 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.theraeburn.com
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Simple Scottish fare in boutique Stockbridge hotel setting.

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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