Dining at the Timberyard in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Timberyard – on Lady Lawson Street in Edinburgh, Scotland – is on the site of a former… timber yard and warehouse. It’s run by a family, and features food from local artisans and growers, which sounds very similar to the kind of restaurant we’d check out in Seattle. It’s a beautiful little gem of a spot, and its popularity is a tribute to the quality of its food. We highly recommend paying them a visit.

Drinking a Green Door
Drinking a Green Door

The Timberyard
The Timberyard

First Course:

Ham hock jelly, smoked quails egg, pea shoot, mint, mustard, apple and bread. The quail egg was perfectly done and woth the ham hock jelly; it added this nice sweetness that complemented the mint and peashoots nicely.

Ham Hock Jelly

Crab, pear, fennel fronds, horseradish & creme fraiche sorbet. Crab with horseradish sorbet? Who knew you could do that! But it’s brilliant. It cut the richness of the crab so it was a perfect match.

Crab with horseradish sorbet

Second Course:

Grilled lemon sole, langoustine, tomato, samphire, shallot, potato. With larch buds? Crazy but true! A fresh springy combination! We love these foragers.

Grilled Lemon Sole

Fried duck egg, asparagus, charred spring onion, cider vinegar and celery shoots. This was seriously delicious. The little smatherings of puréed potatoes with the sweet onions was to die for!

more deliciousness

Third Course: 

We shared the lamb and that with the potato purée and minced beets was amazing! There was a beautiful green sauce on top of the lamb that was pesto like and blended the whole dish.

the lamb


We had a rhubarb dity, and also a pear pine one. Both not too sweet and a great way to end a thoroughly delightful meal.

Pear Pine and Rhubarb Dittys
Wood for Warming


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5 thoughts on “Dining at the Timberyard in Edinburgh, Scotland”

  1. I can wholeheartedly second your recommendation of the Timberyard. Cool, vibey place, excellent excellent food, delightful staff. I always learn something new about food when I go. So thrilled that you made it there!

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