A renovated warehouse in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle is now home to the Timberyard restaurant. This is the creation of the Radford family, who are well-known on the Edinburgh restaurant scene thanks to past involvement in Atrium and Blue. Andrew and Lisa Radford have overseen the £100,000 renovation of the old Victorian building which was a timber yard (hence the name) and before that an old store for theatrical props and costumes.
Private dining space at Timberyard — Photo courtesy of Timberyard
Open from early coffee to late supper, this 80-seat venue with wooden floors and exposed beams, aims to offer the very best of local produce. Fresh and simple food at reasonable prices is the idea, and there are plans to grow crops, butcher and smoke meat, and bake on the premises.
There's also an environmentally-friendly ethic with recycled and reclaimed decor. The Radford’s oldest son Ben will be handling the kitchen; he previously served as the head chef at Cafe St Honore. It’s a real family affair because their other son Jo will be front of house and their daughter Abi will handle social media.