Stuart Ralston announces fourth restaurant in the location of Paul Kitching's 21212

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Stuart Ralston has revealed plans to open a seafood-focused tasting menu restaurant in the old location of the late Paul Kitching's renowned 21212 this October.

The new restaurant from Stuart Ralston, which is yet to be named, will have seating for 28 guests and will pay homage to the produce from the Scottish Isles, whilst emphasising ingredients sourced from the coastal regions and the land.

Despite Stuart's new plans, Katie O'Brien, Paul's wife and business partner, will continue operating the four luxury bedrooms at the Royal Terrace site.

Established by Paul Kitching in 2009, 21212 earned a Michelin star in 2010 and was a critically acclaimed in Scotland and across the UK.

The restaurant, closed earlier this year following Paul's tragic death.

At the time, Katie stated that Paul's passing had deeply affected the team, and the restaurant's passion had diminished without his presence, which they found unacceptable in honoring his memory.

How many restaurants does Stuart Ralston own?

Stuart Ralston has three restaurants based across Edinburgh, with his upcoming new venture marking a fourth for one of Scotland's most respected chefs.

Currently Stuart owns Aizle, Noto, and the recently opened Tipo, with his flagship Aizle appearing Restaurant magazine's list of the top 100 restaurants in the UK for the past two years.

Whilst a name has yet to be announced, diners visiting can expect a 10-course tasting menu at the new restaurant will be priced at £145 and feature dishes such as N25 caviar with wild bream, black radish, and sea buckthorn; Isle of Skye langoustine with bonito emulsion and burgundy sorrel; chawanmushi with razor clam and fermented white asparagus; and laminated brioche with cultured butter and whipped macadamia.

The wine list, curated by award-winning sommelier Stuart Skea, will showcase a selection of small-domain wines that celebrate both new-age and old-world varieties.

The restaurant will only operate in the evenings from Wednesday to Saturday, offering a single seating at 6.30pm.


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Editor 13th July 2023

Stuart Ralston announces fourth restaurant in the location of Paul Kitching's 21212