With hit show Wicked beguiling the Playhouse audiences, knowing a great family-friendly eating place in the area is priceless. And the Smoke Stack has always been popular for its hearty cooking and quirky labyrinth of contemporary space.
Magically it is both trendy and comfortable and, while honouring its steak house roots, offers vegan alternatives in its well thought-out approach to sourcing and sustainability. Come the festive season, there are special set menus with a clever nod to the season rather than full-on tinsel.
Of course, always available are the a la carte choices, including Smoke Stack’s hallmark steaks from beef supplied by John Gilmour & Sons, selected from herds in the Scottish Borders and dry-aged for 21 days. There’s also plenty of fish and a vegetarian soup of the day. Its emphasis on all-day food makes it ideal for weekend brunch, an afternoon snack, well-priced lunch or that pre-theatre meal.