By Sharon Wilson
The two chefs behind Edinburgh’s at-home fine dining pop-up Bad Seeds, Tomás Gormley and Sam Yorke are to open their first restaurant, Heron, on The Shore in Leith this summer.
Tom and Sam's kitchen experience include Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Castle Terrace and Tom Kitchin’s Bonnie Badger. The Heron will open in July at 87-91 Henderson Street on the former premises of The Raj.
Heron will offer farm-to -table fine dining with an a-la-carte menu that will change every few weeks showcasing the best of Scotland’s seasonal produce including organic fruit & vegetables, wild fish & seafood, game & heritage breed meat.
Local suppliers will include Griersons Organics, Phantassie Organic Farm and The Free Company. The pair have also commissioned local ceramicist Borja Moranta to design their tableware . The restaurant will serve lunch Friday – Saturday and dinner Wednesday – Sunday.
As head chef at The Lookout by the Gardener’s Cottage Tomás was one of six UK chefs named ‘one to watch’ at The Staff Canteen Awards 2020. Meanwhile Sam Yorke trained under chef Dominic Jack at Castle Terrace. In January 2021, the pair launched Bad Seeds, a popular pop-up dining at home service.
Heron, 87-91 Henderson St, The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6ED