Reekie’s Smokehouse in Edinburgh is embracing an eco-friendly initiative which offers great value to hungry customers while reducing food waste. This vibrant Edinburgh restaurant on Holyrood Road is an independent, husband-and-wife run restaurant that uses classic American BBQ techniques to smoke top quality local meats with a Scottish twist.
Reekie’s owners, Felicity and Craig, have signed up to Too Good To Go an environmental social enterprise which uses an online app to links hungry customers with food from local restaurants that would otherwise be thrown away at the end of the night. Through this innovative scheme, Edinburgh food lovers can collect authentic smoked items from Reekie’s carefully crafted menu just after the restaurant closes at 9pm.
Owners Craig and Felicity Cameron spoke of how the scheme has already proved beneficial to their restaurant business.
Craig is quoted as saying: “As we prepare all our meats in advance by smoking them overnight for 22 hours, it can sometimes be tricky to predict just how much will be used on any given day. We’re a small business, so this is a fantastic way to ensure as many people as possible can experience our top-quality BBQ while also being environmentally conscious.”
Chris Wilson, Co-Founder of Too Good To Go commented: “We’ve been keen to bring Too Good To Go to Edinburgh for some time and couldn’t have been more delighted when Reekie’s came aboard our food waste revolution. We’ve had a fantastic reception from local users who are seizing the opportunity to grab a great meal at an even better price, all whilst helping reduce food waste.”
Reekie’s Smokehouse’s menu lists a variety of slow cooked locally sourced meats including tasty pork shoulder and mouth-watering ribs from specially selected Scottish Pork. They also offers succulent beef brisket using Scotch Beef PGI – a legal protection which guarantees the meat is from an approved Scottish farm. The restaurant prides itself on using only 100% Scottish meats from East Lothian butcher John Gilmour . They also source locally supplied vegetables, honey, and free range eggs.
All of these can be drizzled in Reekie’s exclusive, made-from-scratch Scottish themed sauces such as Buckie Broon, Whisky Jerk, Craft Beer Mustard and the must-try Irn Bru BBQ.
All drinks from beers to soft drinks are produced in Scottish including a good range of craft beers. Even the coffee roast was designed by Craig and Felicity and produced by Home Ground Coffee in Cardross.
Reekie’s Smokehouse is now open Tuesday – Saturday 11:30am to 9pm. More information can be found on the website at: http://www.reekiessmokehouse.co.uk/