Timberyard

“Exciting flavour combinations in cool setting.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

EDINBURGH, EDINBURGH

Official Rating
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Awards
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With its bold red and black frontage it’s hard to imagine what you’ll experience once you step inside Timberyard. This rather fascinating restaurant was once a wood merchants’ warehouse and originally built in the 19th century as a prop and costume store. The dining room is a beautiful example of the industrial understated aesthetic, all rusty details and painted brick walls, soaringly slender iron columns supporting the open ceiling, wooden floors and simple furnishings with a woodburning stove to keep things cosy on colder days. You can see the timber/wood association throughout – bare tables and wooden platters give the warehouse a unique feel. Through the warmer months, a south facing courtyard provides a welcome haven for you to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail away from the bustling streets of the Old Town. The menus are constantly changing and evolving, completely dependent on the hyper seasonality of the Scottish larder. At lunch, you can choose from a three-course lunch menu as well as a tasting menu. In the evening, the tasting menu is on offer alongside a five-course menu. An excellent wine list offers food pairings (there’s a non-alcoholic option, too), and some great cocktails. The food here is modern, with innovative flavour combinations, paying full attention to the opportunities afforded by local Scottish produce. Green asparagus and blackcurrant leaf with cured egg could be followed by scallop and tripe with magnolia and champagne. A perfectly timed piece of super fresh turbot is paired with smoked eel, morel, coco beans and hazelnut. For dessert, try a delicate and beautifully presented dessert of cherry blossom, sour cherry and caramelised white chocolate. Staff are knowledgeable and professional without being intrusive. Timberyard recently opened a sister restaurant and wine bar Montrose, on Montrose Terrace at the top of Abbey Mount.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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AA Notable Wine List
Timberyard
10 Lady Lawson Street, EDINBURGH, EH3 9DS

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 65
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 1 week April, October, 24–26 December, First week January
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 330
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most spectacular cities and both Old and New Towns have UNESCO World Heritage status. At its heart, the Old Town is a treasury of architecture stretching back to medieval times with its labyrinth of narrow lanes (‘wynds’ or ‘closes’). While the New Town's splendid district of squares, crescents and gardens are surrounded by impressive Georgian town houses.

It isn’t just a magnificent, bustling city, it’s surrounded by countryside – offering visitors the best of both worlds. Dominated by hills and the sea, with the rolling Pentland Hills to the south and the broad expanse of the Firth of Forth estuary to the north, it benefits from a rugged and varied landscape. So much so, the city has its own miniature mountain, Arthur’s Seat, which looms over the Old Town and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, dwarfing even Castle Rock and its crowning fortress, Edinburgh Castle.

A couple of miles east, Portobello is Edinburgh’s seaside area, with a long stretch of golden sand that attracts droves of city dwellers on sunny summer days. 

 

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