While on one of my trips to Edinburgh, I decided to give Wedgwood a try. I read many good things about it on various food review sites and blogs and was keen to give it a go myself. I was not disappointed.
Wedgwood is situated in a picturesque area in the old part of town (not far from the castle and some other beautiful Edinburgh landmarks). The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and has an understated classic look.
During my visit to Wedgwood I tried:
- Raspberry coolie and ginger beer amuse bouche (9/10)
- Lobster thermidor crème brulée, bloody mary sorbet, Parmesan shortbread (8.5/10)
- New season lamb loin, seaweed crust, braised neck, truffled goat’s cheese dauphinoise, black pudding, anchovy cream (8.5/10)
- Coconut panna cotta, sweet cicely sorbet, pistachio crisp, sweet beetroot (8/10)
- Hot apple crumble, ginger beer jelly, plum sorbet (8/10)
The cooking at Wedgwood is highly accomplished. The chef seems to specialise in creating dishes that combines some unexpected, strong flavours and seems to like to mix several cooking techniques, all with great success.
One aspect that I liked less about my dishes at Wedgwood, is that the cook tended to use relatively small amounts of protein (meat / fish). For instance the lamb loin and braised neck in my main dish can’t have weighted more than 100-120 grams, which a bit on the low side (the quality of the meat was excellent though).
In total I paid £47 for my meal at Wedgewood (including tax, no wine), which is not cheap, but taking everything into account, fair enough.
Overall rating for Wedgwood: 8/10
(The rating reflects quality of cooking, quality of food, overall service and price)