Stuart Ralston to open third Edinburgh restaurant

By Joe Lutrario

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Chef Stuart Ralston to open Italian pasta restaurant Tipo in Edinburgh

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Aizle chef Stuart Ralston is going into partnership with his group operations director Jade Johnston to launch a third Edinburgh restaurant.

Named after the finest grade of flour in Italy that's typically the preferred choice for pasta, Tipo is set for a March launch and will serve small plates with a focus on pasta, charcuterie, cocktails and wines sourced from ‘small, artisanal family-owned wineries’. 

Designed together with the Edinburgh-based Splintr, the Hanover Street single-level site will seat 50 including six seats for solo dining and will make use of natural woods for an ‘inviting, cosy vibe’. 

“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,” Ralston says. 

Joining the growing team as head chef is Ralston’s brother Scott, who was previously executive chef at Compass Group Edinburgh.

Ralston launched Aizle in 2014 on Edinburgh’s St. Leonard’s Street but moved it to the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in 2020. 

The tasting menu-only restaurant has been well-received and is currently listed on Restaurant magazine’s list of the top 100 places to eat in the UK. 

In 2019 Ralston launched the more casual Noto on Thistle Street, which offers a menu with strong Asian influences. 

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