Kilted Lobster

Kilted Lobster
112 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 5AD
  • Telephone 0131 220 6677
  • Opening times Mon–Thu 5pm–10pm; Fri 5.30pm–10.30pm; Sat noon–2pm & 5.30pm–10pm; Sun noon–8pm.
  • Food served Mon–Fri 5–10pm; Sat noon–3, 5.30–10pm; Sun noon–8pm.
  • Average price £23 (evening meal)
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Kilted Lobster

A blue-hued seafood bistro with a social conscience and an unfussy menu of seafood and game.

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A 2015 arrival at the quieter end of St Stephen Street in Stockbridge, Kilted Lobster is an example of a breed seldom seen these days: a simple, few-frills seafood bistro with nautical motifs and fishy artwork against a Mediterranean-blue colour scheme. Open seven days for dinner as well as weekend lunches, a relatively short menu mixes chowder, turbot or crab risotto options with pigeon breast, confit belly pork or gluten-free gnocchi. Lobster (killed or 'kilt' in the uncompromising Glaswegian vernacular of owner-chef Colin Hinds), comes as a half or whole with caramelised green beans and confit sweet potatoes, with Fridays heralding a £1 glass of champagne deal with the dish. The restaurant is also venue for Hinds' social enterprise project Cooking Up a Storm, which sees complimentary meals served to Edinburgh families and individuals facing food poverty and isolation issues, as well as kitchen training opportunities for disadvantaged youngsters. [Not recently visited.]

  • Notable dish: Fillet of turbot with saffron and mussel veloute, celeriac, samphire

We plate up exciting, playful food using Scotland’s larder, gardens, seas and lochs to celebrate dishes that inspire us. We use seasonal, sensational, inspiring Scottish ingredients.

We nourish community values through our social project – Cooking Up a Storm; profits from the Kilted Lobster are gift aided and funds used to provide work and training for individuals with barriers to work, cookery classes for single parents families and meal banks for those facing financial hardships.

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  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs
  • Capacity: 24
  • Largest group: 24
  • Open since: 2015
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 11
  • House wine: £20 per bottle