Finding its home on Edinburgh’s Lady Lawson Street, Timberyard is a popular spot for both residents and visitors to the city. The restaurant is family-run and found in the atmospheric surrounds of a 19-century warehouse, which was originally built as a props and costume store.
Timberyard is rightfully proud of its enterprising approach to foraging, butchery, curing and growing much of its own produce. In fact, many of the plates served at Timberyard are beautifully adorned with herbs and flowers from Timberyard’s very own garden patch. Where there are gaps, the team source additional ingredients from artisan suppliers across Scotland, working with small-scale specialists to ensure they're using the very best of the country’s larder.
Those choosing to dine here can pick from various menus, including an eight-course dinner menu, a lunch menu and a five-course evening offering which allows you a choice of dishes. Well-balanced dishes you may come across on your visit could range from scallops with smoked roe and, seaweed through to crispy duck with sheep’s yoghurt and Tropea onion. When it comes to dessert, you might see the likes of ricotta, sorrel, flowering currant and fig leaf or cocoa husk, hazelnut, and chocolate concoctions.
Timberyard’s drinks list is stuffed with hidden gems, found within the restaurant's wide range of natural wines. If you’re not in the mood for vino, try out a beer from a small-batch producer instead or choose a tipple from Timberyard’s fun selection of cocktails, with combinations including pairings of quince, preserved lime and rum or hibiscus, blood orange and vodka. There’s also a stellar softs selection, as well as mocktails and a non-alcoholic pairing.
Those looking to add a touch of exclusivity to their dining experience can book out the Old Brick Shed for any private dining functions such as celebration dinners and birthdays, while the south-facing yard is much sought after for al fresco meals in the sunshine. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff and charmingly rustic interiors round things off nicely for a very pleasant dining experience.