The team behind one of Scotland’s leading, independent, fine dining restaurants has opened the doors to a new venue on Montrose Terrace in the Abbeyhill area of Edinburgh.
Owned and operated by the Radford family since 2012, Timberyard was awarded its first Michelin Star in 2023. Just a year later, the team has launched ‘Montrose’, a new restaurant and wine bar designed to reinforce its reputation at the forefront of both Scottish and British dining.
For over 10 years, Timberyard has remained focused on ingredient-led cooking created with respect to nature and produce, and sourced from local, artisan suppliers, and Scotland’s natural larder.
With the launch of Montrose, the Radford family will evolve this lasting dining legacy with the continued support of head chefs James Murray and Moray Lamb.
Built in the late 1800s, Montrose House was one of Edinburgh’s first public houses. Set over two floors, Montrose now offers a cosy ground-floor wine bar and intimate first-floor dining room, all within walking distance of Edinburgh’s iconic Princes Street, the Palace of Holyrood, and the Scottish Parliament.
Both the restaurant and wine bar menus showcase the finest quality seasonal and locally sourced produce, including wild game, rare breed cattle, foraged ingredients, and organic fruit and vegetables.
The seven-table dining room offers a simple four-course set menu of focused, ingredient-driven dishes. The bustling wine bar provides space for up to 30 guests to enjoy a selection of European-inspired small plates and a three-course lunch menu.
The Radford family are all actively involved in the day-to-day operations. Head chefs James Murray and Moray Lamb will be supported by a small team in the kitchen. Front of house, Jo Radford is supported by Manager, Adam Bennett and Drinks & Bar Manager, Murray McDougal.
Commenting on the launch of Montrose, Jo Radford said:
“With a first Michelin star under our belts at Timberyard and the launch of our new restaurant and wine bar at Montrose, 2024 looks set to be a really exciting year for our entire team.
“The two floors at Montrose offer a very unique experience. A busy bustling wine bar on the ground floor and an intimate dining room on the first floor. The offering in the wine bar spans the breadth of what is offered in our favourite continental wine bars and trattorias. Classic European dishes sit perfectly alongside a glass or bottle of wine.
The wine list at Montrose will follow in the steps of Timberyard with a focus on small producers who respect the land they farm and the grapes they harvest. Growing on the reputation of the Timberyard cellar, Montrose will offer a capsule-free and 100% organic wine list. A focus on bottles, magnums, bag-in-box and canned wine, it is the first of its kind and sets the benchmark for sustainability in the industry.
Head Chef at Montrose, Moray Lamb, said:
“At Montrose, the ethos is simple. Source great, seasonal produce. Cook it well and season it perfectly.
“Downstairs at Montrose, the menu has been inspired by the great wine bars of the world. An exceptional wine list, supported by unfussy, delicious plates, many of which have European influence.
“Similarly, the first-floor dining room with its set four-course menu isn't restricted by world flavours. The main components of the dishes are locally sourced.
“Refined cooking, with clean plates of food, but still a bit fun and nothing too challenging for the guests.”
Both spaces at Montrose are open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday, with lunch being offered on Saturday and Sunday.
Montrose, 1 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5DJ