3rd February, 2016
Along with the rest of Edinburgh's foodies, we were very excited about the opening of Timberyard. Positive noises from the likes of Marina O'Loughlin at The Guardian and Audrey Gillan at The Telegraph have only served to confirm what we suspected: this new restaurant is great and you MUST GO - if you find yourself in Edinburgh. And if you don't, well, perhaps now you have a reason to visit! A meal here would be the perfect reward for a week's worth of cycling or walking to the Scottish capital.
Timberyard's philosophy of local-produce-to-plate is of course right on trend. Ingredients are supplied by small, local, artisan growers, breeders, producers, suppliers & foragers. There's a Nordic inflection to the food, created by Head Chef Ben Radford - the son of Lisa and Andrew, who previously ran two of the city’s best restaurants, Atrium and Blue. It's a family affair with son Jo and daughter Abi also involved, managing the bar and media respectively.
Sample dishes sound delightful: Duck, elderberry, beetroot, wood blewit, chard; Raw venison, daikon, shallot, buckwheat, yolk; sea buckthorn, buttermilk, crowdie, biscuit; and the drinks menu is no less enticing.
With accolades like 'game-changing' being swung around, we say now's the time to visit Edinburgh! Take our 'Lochs and glens' cycling holiday (over 6 or 7 nights depending on your need for speed!) or our 'In the footsteps of famous writers' walking holiday, and discover for yourself what all the fuss is about.