Pop-up Restaurant At The Secret Herb Garden

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One of Edinburgh’s top chefs is preparing to launch his first ever pop-up restaurant at the Secret Herb Garden, Lothianburn, from 18th to 20th July 2019.


Barry Bryson from Cater Edinburgh has designed a unique chef’s table experience at the foot of the Pentland hills to celebrate the Scottish summer.

Available over just three nights from 7pm-11pm, the unique five-course tasting menu will showcase peak season ingredients, including shellfish from The Ethical Shellfish Company on the Isle of Mull; venison from acclaimed game suppliers Castle Game in Linlithgow; wild Scottish mushrooms; as well as soft fruits and wild herbs from Phantassie Farm in East Lothian.

Foodies will also get the chance to sample The Old Curiosity Gin, which is produced at the Secret Herb Garden; a range of carefully selected pairing wines; and small local producer cheeses sourced by Wild Tastes in Fife.

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Each night, the shared dining experience with Barry Bryson will offer up to 30 diners the opportunity to enjoy the best of Scotland’s summer larder around one communal table at the Secret Herb Garden. Bursting with summer colour and aromas, the specialist herb nursery on Old Pentland Road is also home to a popular café and shop full of vintage furniture, wine and beer.

Barry is motivated and inspired by Scotland’s natural larder, creating seasonal menus that combine traditional and contemporary cooking techniques. He skilfully takes restaurant concepts and fine dining to the events platform, showcasing his modern Scottish food in a variety of unique venues and events spaces across Scotland and beyond. His enviable client portfolio includes some of the world’s most iconic luxury brands.

Commenting on his new chef’s table experience, Barry said: “I can’t wait to create this unique summer dining experience at the foot of the Pentland hills, along with my team Adam Pearce and Carlos Sanchez.

“The Secret Herb Garden is bursting with summer aromas and colour at this time of year, so it’s the perfect setting to showcase the best of Scotland’s natural larder over just three nights.”

All profits from ‘A Chef’s Table by Barry Bryson’ at the Secret Herb Garden will be gifted to Scran Academy. The Edinburgh-based social enterprise helps young people from challenging communities to achieve and develop through new working skills. Barry is a board member for the Scran Academy and also acts as a mentor for the young adults involved.

Tickets start from £55 per person for five plates and a cocktail. £75 per person for five plates, cocktail and five matched wines. To book tickets, email bookings@chef.net, including preferred date, numbers and any special dietary requirements.

For more information on ‘A Chef’s Table by Barry Bryson’ and Cater Edinburgh, visit www.cateredinburgh.com.

For more information on the Secret Herb Garden, visit http://secretherbgarden.co.uk  

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