Edinburgh Food Studio


This restaurant has ceased trading.

Edinburgh Food Studio
158 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5DX
  • Seasonal times Regular events, seminars, masterclasses, pop–ups and tastings.
  • Food served Wed 7.30–9pm; Thurs–Sat noon–2.30pm, 7.30–9pm; Sun 11am–2.30pm. Closed Mon/Tue.
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  • Website www.edinburghfoodstudio.com
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Edinburgh Food Studio

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Exciting, innovative, seasonal fine dining with a communal, informal atmosphere.

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Unique in Edinburgh, this isn't simply a restaurant but a hub of food alchemy, research and experimentation. Set up by a group of young creative chefs with Noma credentials, it has added regular lunch and dinner service to its already popular gastronomic happenings. Dinner is a dynamic seven-course menu: one sitting lasts the entire evening, with diners served simultaneously, creating a convivial communal experience. The night begins with an explanation of the dishes, cooking techniques and where the produce is from. The dishes are stunning; flavours are clear and intense, whether it be a deeply savoury celeriac broth or a smoky sheep yoghurt with earthy, rich beetroot. Seemingly ordinary ingredients are transformed, such as the sweet and sour interplay of turnip and neep tops combined with haddock with an incredible woody smoke. Chicken and leeks is exactly that, but the depth of flavour is immense, while Scottish produce is showcased in playful ways, such as a doughnut filled with Scots pine-infused custard. It's informal fine dining but with an atmosphere akin to a secret club for food lovers.

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Yana Thandrayen visited Edinburgh Food Studio on 26 January 2019
  • High point: Sensational flavours, each dish is a new delight
  • Low point: The communal experience won't be for everyone
  • Notable dish: Tasting menu
  • Average price: £60 for 7 courses (set dinner)
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  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Music on stereo: retro soul
  • Live entertainment: Regular events, masterclasses, seminars
  • Capacity: 25
  • Largest group: 25
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 5
  • House wine: £32 per bottle

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