Housed in an old timber warehouse and theatrical props store, this “magical” addition to the Edinburgh scene comes courtesy of Andrew and Lisa Radford – one-time owners of the famous Atrium restaurant. Their son and daughter are also on board, along with a brigade who understand all about foraging, butchery and smoking (Timberyard has a dedicated space for such things, as well as its own vegetable patch). The result is a “stylish” seasonal menu that pulls in locally sourced ingredients and on-trend flavours – think langoustine with larch, fennel and roe or smoked beef loin with shallot, burnt ramson, cauliflower, kohlrabi and mustard. Drinks include lots of floral cocktails, Scottish ales and eclectic wines galore. Private dining takes place in an old brick shed, and there’s a south-facing yard for alfresco meals. “Ambience and quality all the way”, chimes one fan.