Clark and Lake

This restaurant has ceased trading.

Clark and Lake
8 Gillespie Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HS
  • Telephone 0131 281 6021
  • Opening times Tue & Wed 5–11pm; Thu–Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10pm; closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue/Wed 5–10.30pm; Thu 5–11pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm; Sun 5–10pm. Closed Mon.
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Clark and Lake

A European-inspired wine bar serving cheese and charcuterie platters, raclette and other small dishes, with independent small producers prominent.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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You can’t go wrong with cheese, especially when it’s all gooey and melty and poured over sauté potatoes. Tollcross newcomer Clark and Lake describes itself as a charcuterie and bar, and while the range of meat is indeed interesting – including Trealy Farm’s blood, red wine and chocolate salami – cheese this good definitely deserves equal billing: 'mon the fromage! The overall concept is simple: create your own grazing board by selecting from around 20 meats and cheeses, all available in individual portions; or plump for their pre-selected Spanish, Italian or British boards; then add a couple of small plates (don’t miss the cauliflower frittelle). For drinks, there’s a well thought-through wine list, with everything available by the glass or carafe, or a neat selection of crafty, culty beers. It’s informal, very simple – and definitely none the worse for that. With plans to add lunch service later in the year, regularly evolving menus and chatty, charming service this is already a solid addition to the neighbourhood.

The List's rating






Jo Laidlaw visited Clark and Lake on 15 August 2017
  • High point: Raclette. Oh yeah
  • Low point: No accessible loo
  • Average price: £15 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy tunes
  • Capacity: 34
  • Largest group: 40
  • Open since: 2017 - July
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 23
  • House wine: £19 per bottle

Reviews & features

Best ways to celebrate Scottish food and drink during the festivities

16 Nov 2017

Fred Berkmiller, Scott Smith, Paul Kitching and others share their tips on celebrating local produce

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Breakfast ideas for New Year's Day

16 Nov 2017

Smoked salmon, french toast, haggis and Bloody Marys to help a sore head

If you've seen it through to the bells and partied until the wee hours, you'll be in need of a hearty breakfast for your first meal of 2018. Or if you've planned a quiet one, then even more reason to get up sharp and celebrate New Year's Day with a…

Christmas dinner: to turkey or not to turkey?

16 Nov 2017

Rib roasts, haggis and 'tofurkey' are great alternatives to Christmas Turkey, say these Scottish chefs

For some of us, Turkey will always be the centrepiece to our Christmas table. But, if tradition's never really been your thing then these tips from chefs across Edinburgh and Glasgow should help you find a tasty alternative to try out this year. Fred…