Edinburgh Smokehouse expanding due to high demand

Reekie's smokehouse uses American BBQ techniques. Contributed
Reekie's smokehouse uses American BBQ techniques. Contributed
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A SMOKEHOUSE is expanding its opening hours to help ‘meat’ high demand.

Reekie’s Smokehouse is run by a husband-and-wife team and uses American BBQ techniques to smoke local meats with a tasty Scottish twist.

Now, the popular joint located on Holyrood Road is to welcome hungry customers from the hours of 11.30am until 9pm.

The menu boasts a variety of locally sourced, slow-cooked meats including tasty pork shoulder, mouth-watering ribs from specially selected Scottish pork and succulent beef brisket using Scotch Beef PGI.

All of these can be drizzled in Reekie’s made-from-scratch Scottish-themed sauces such as Buckie Broon, Whisky Jerk, Craft Beer Mustard and the Irn Bru BBQ.

Owners Craig and Felicity Cameron said the idea for the restaurant came to them when they were looking for a way to showcase Scotland’s amazing meat produce in a relaxed, informal setting. After trialling the restaurant for lunch and late afternoon, the couple are now confident there is big demand for them to be hosting diners for dinner.

Craig said: “We’re delighted to be extending our opening hours. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing happy customers enjoying our food, so to be in a position to welcome even more people through the door is extremely exciting for us.

“The whole concept started when we arrived back in Edinburgh from a few years overseas eating in very informal settings. We’d always enjoyed hosting BBQs so set about developing a menu we felt used Scotland’s delicious beef and pork to its full potential. The key to a great BBQ is using top quality meat.

“We see ourselves as being a classic, neighbourhood eatery – a place you know and go to for one type of food but know that it will always be reliably excellent, honest and relaxed.”

Reekie’s Smokehouse is now open Tuesday-Saturday 11.30am to 9pm.