A great menu starts with great ingredients. It is why our Head Chef is committed to creating menus that make use of the very best in Scottish produce. All of our suppliers have been carefully chosen to meet our Chef’s own exacting standards. It is what sets us apart from other restaurants in Edinburgh and how we create some of the finest traditional Scottish food around.
Campbells Prime Meat: A Cut Above The Rest
When it comes to securing the best cuts of meat, we had to secure the best meat supplier. That is why we purchase all of our meat and fish from Campbells Prime Meat Ltd., a family run business that has been delivering the best cuts for over 100 years. With a reputation for “meating” excellent standards that dates back to 1910, Campbells Prime Meat has been delivering quality, consistency and excellent customer service since Thomas Campbell first opened his Queen Street store in 1915. To this day, Campbells still make their famous Haggis from an old family recipe (a closely guarded secret since 1911).
Campbells quality beef is sourced from Inverurie. Their pork is from Ardrossan in Ayrshire. And all their lamb products come from the best Scottish suppliers (mainly from the Borders). To ensure the perfect catch, Campbells’ fish buyer in Scrabster handpicks fish daily at the quayside from boats fishing in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is how they ensure only the freshest, Scottish-landed fish are sold on to their customers. Committed to sustainability, they only use sustainable stocks and have MSC accreditation for stocking MSC herring, mackerel and haddock. They always buy demersal fish at a certain size, which allows the fish to mature and reproduce several times before being landed. And finally, they supply lobster from North Berwick in season.
Yester Farm Dairies: The Cream Of The Crop
All of our milk, cream and yoghurt comes from Yester Farm Dairies, a family run, award-winning artisan dairy. Set on a beautiful farm, just outside the picturesque East Lothian village of Gifford and 25 miles south of Edinburgh, they produce a full range of top quality dairy products on their family farm, Yester Mains. Their products are pasteurised, packed, refrigerated and delivered as quickly as possible, to ensure only the freshest products reach their customers. But the real stars of the show are their cows. Their cows are very important to them, which is why they look after them so well and adhere to the highest environmental health standards.
Mark Murphy: Ensuring Local Produce Bears Fruit
When it comes to fresh fruit and vegetables, we buy all our produce from Mark Murphy’s, a family-run Scottish supplier of fresh produce. Established in 1981, they pride themselves on sourcing and supplying only the finest Scottish seasonally grown produce. In addition to their reputation for fairness, value for money and efficient, reliable services, they are also committed to supporting local farmers and producers whenever possible.
From the field straight onto our customers’ fork, we are committed to supporting the very best in local produce. We know that when it comes to serving the best in traditional Scottish food, the proof is in the pudding. It is what makes the MP’s Bistro a favourite when it comes to places to eat in Edinburgh and ensures that great taste of Scotland our customers love.Find out more