Tweed Kettle on the Menu at St Andrews Brewing Co. Potterrow

For people living in Edinburgh in the 19th Century, Tweed Kettle would have been a staple dish. Allegedly brought to the city by a Kelso woman for her modest eatery, the dish became popular at ale houses as well as being sold on the streets of Edinburgh.

From this week, St Andrews Brewing Co. Potterrow are serving a revitalised version of the dish as part of their new menu.

Chef James Sherriff said:

I’ve cooked lots of traditional Scottish dishes, and Tweed Kettle feels very light, fresh and surprisingly modern. It dates from around the same time that oysters and claret were widely consumed by the ordinary folk of Edinburgh, and it would have been made with wild salmon from the River Tweed, but we’re using the more sustainable sea trout.

Tweed Kettle was a cheap and nutritious wild salmon dish made with foraged ingredients including lovage, sorrel, mace, potatoes, turnip and butter cooked together in a fish kettle and served a little like a soup or a pie filling. Chef James has refined the presentation, using the lovage and sorrel as a crust for the baked fish, and adding a splash of cream, some chanterelles and fresh peas for extra layers of texture and flavour.

Tweed Kettle at St Andrews Brewing Co. Potterrow

St Andrews Brewing Co. Potterrow opened last year. It’s the second pub from the Fife-based brewery that recently revealed plans to open its fifth in Dundee this November – which at 8,000 square feet, will be one of Scotland’s largest craft beer bars.

At the frontline of modern Scottish hospitality brands, the company aims to create a new generation of welcoming bars that serve the best Scottish beer, gin and whiskies alongside a menu that celebrates the wonderful produce available in Scotland.

The core range of beers at St Andrews Brewing Co. Potterrow

Founded in 2012, St Andrews Brewing Co. employs 70 people and has won several highly-coveted awards, including Scotland’s Best Beer Bar at the 2017 Scottish Beer Awards. Last month the business crowdfunded almost £650k to support investment in equipment capable of quintupling their brewery production to one million pints in 2019.

Where to find it:

St Andrews Brewing Company Potterrow
32-34 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT
Tel. 0131 662 9788


Facebook: @StAndrewsBrewCoPotterrow

Instagram: @BrewCoPotterrow

Twitter: @BrewCoPotterrow

Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday: 9.30am – midnight

Thursday – Saturday: 9.30am – 1.00am

Sunday 9.30am – midnight

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