The new Fetching Fox in Kirkliston - Discover Scotland Magazine

Cunning plan to showcase best of Scottish produce

By Published On: 9th June 20221.3 min readCategories: Food & Beverage

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A tasty adventure awaits visitors to Edinburgh with the opening of The Fetching Fox, the latest new gastropub to open on the outskirts of the capital.

Photo above - The new Fetching Fox in Kirkliston

With an emphasis on an appreciation of local and Scottish produce the latest venture by owners of Conifox Adventure Park has a modern rustic interior and a menu championing Scotland’s finest seasonal harvest – from local West Lothian-raised beef to hand-dived Orkney scallops.

The 100-cover gastropub is housed in the park's refurbished former Stables Bistro. It aims to provide a relaxed, informal dining and bar area, complete with log-burning fires and a gourmet barbecue space, set against a beautiful rural backdrop.

Led by chef Grant Mercer, a veteran of Edinburgh eateries including The Raeburn and Kilted Lobster in Stockbridge, the menus include steaks, Blue Murder cheese sauce, scallops with curried and pickled cauliflower, chocolate French toast for brunch and cardamom rice pudding.

The Fetching Fox will be open Thursday to Sunday from 5pm offering a mix of small plates, main courses, including dishes from the grill, and desserts. Lunch time bookings will also be available shortly.

“In Scotland, we rear some of the best meat and produce in the world and that’s something we wanted to celebrate in our menus. We’re excited to share our vision with our customers and look forward to welcoming diners who have the same appreciation of great, seasonal, Scottish food and drink,” said James Gammell, Managing Director of Conifox Adventure Park.