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Stuart Ralston of Aizle to open restaurant number three


In March 2023, Stuart Ralston, celebrated chef patron of the Top 100 National Restaurant Aizle and Michelin Bib-awarded Noto, and his right-hand woman Jade Johnston will open tipo. Centrally located on Hanover Street, tipo will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.

tipo, named after the finest grade of flour in Italy most commonly used for making pasta, will be a casual dining restaurant serving small plates with a focus on the house-prepared speciality ingredients such as fresh pasta, cured and aged charcuterie alongside cocktails and small domaine, artisanal family-owned wineries.

A family affair, at the helm will be Stuart’s brother Scott who was previously executive chef with Compass Group Edinburgh. Plenty of natural wood throughout the restaurant aims to give a cosy, inviting vibe situated across one level as well as bar seats ideal for solo dining.

On the new opening Stuart said, ‘Jade and I have been talking about a new restaurant for a long time and it’s taken us a while to find the perfect location. We want to offer a neighbourhood style restaurant that will focus on simple pastas, dishes to share and vegetables prepared in ways you’d find in Europe alongside artisanal wines.’

Stuart opened Aizle in 2014, a restaurant that prides itself on no traditional menu where guests are only privy to a six-course tasting menu when dining and that is dictated solely on availability of the seasons. In 2019, Stuart opened Noto, an all-day dining casual restaurant whose menu has international repertoire with a strong Asian influence.

TIPO, 110 Hanover Street,

Edinburgh, EH2 4DR

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