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The Kilted Lobster in Stockbridge, Edinburgh has a superb reputation for serving incredible Scottish seafood and so much more. Placing great importance on high-quality, ethically sourced produce, chef-patron Colin Hinds founded The Kilted Lobster with the dream of starting a restaurant with a social conscience; serving seafood with a soul. Driven by their goal of creating fun, exciting and diverse food that satisfies customers as well as using local, ethical and sustainable ingredients, Colin and his team of talented chefs are a gastronomic force to be reckoned with.

Unlike the majority of restaurants, The Kilted Lobster puts its profits towards projects that are geared to support and positively influence the local community throughout the year. Its social enterprise called Cooking Up a Storm supports a number of causes and is currently working with The Princes Trust, JobCentre and Appetite for Change, to name but a few.

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The Kilted Lobster conducts workplace and job training for school leavers and individuals who have barriers and face challenges in finding work. They also host cookery classes for single parent families wishing to learn how to cook on a budget, as well as individuals diagnosed with food-related health conditions such as diabetes and food allergies, inspiring healthy eating and nutritious cooking. But perhaps the most valuable services they provide are The Kilted Lobster’s meal banks, where they treat families and individuals facing financial hardship to a complimentary meal.

Particularly when the weather’s cold and grey, a warm meal can make a huge difference to one’s wellbeing and state of mind, and it’s truly amazing how far a little generosity can go. For more information on The Kilted Lobster’s fantastic social enterprise or to find out how you can help support Cooking Up A Storm, visit The Kilted Lobster’s website, or check out their Facebook page.

Robbie Masters

Robbie Masters

Robbie's a creative Senior Editorial Assistant with a passion for writing, painting and, above all, eating.

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