Stuart Ralston to open third restaurant in Edinburgh

Stuart Ralston, chef patron of the Top 100 National Restaurant Aizle and Michelin Bib-awarded Noto in partnership with group operations director Jade Johnston, will open a brand-new restaurant, tipo in March 2023.

tipo, named after the finest grade of flour in Italy most commonly used for making pasta, will be a casual dining restaurant.  Serving small plates, the menu will have a focus on house-prepared speciality ingredients such as fresh pasta, cured and aged charcuterie alongside cocktails and small domaine, artisanal family-owned wineries. tipo will be open seven days a week for lunch and for dinner.

The 178sq.ft restaurant situated across one level will be designed together with Splintr and will have lots of natural woods throughout giving the restaurant an inviting, cosy vibe.  The restaurant will have approximately 50 covers including six bar seats for solo dining. 

On the new opening Stuart said, ‘Jade and I have been talking about a new restaurant for a long time and it’s taken us a while to find the perfect location. We want to offer a neighbourhood style restaurant that will focus on simple pastas, dishes to share and vegetables prepared in ways you’d find in Europe alongside artisanal wines.’

Joining the growing team as head chef is Stuart’s brother Scott. Scott was previously executive chef with Compass Group Edinburgh.

Stuart opened Aizle in 2014, a restaurant that prides itself on no traditional menu where the guests are only privy to a six-course tasting menu when dining and that is dictated solely on availability of the seasons.  In 2019, Stuart opened Noto, an all-day dining casual restaurant whose menu has international repertoire with a strong Asian influence.