The Wee Restaurant owners Craig and Vikki Wood
The Wee Restaurant owners Craig and Vikki Wood

It’s far from unlucky 13 at The Wee Restaurant

A Scots restaurant opened by a husband and wife it celebrating its 13th year in business.

In 2006, husband and wife Craig and Vikki Wood opened The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry offering simple good food and fine wine in the picturesque Fife village.

Located under the Forth Rail Bridge, the 40-cover restaurant serves dishes based around the season.

Chef Craig aims to showcase the great ingredients available in Scotland. One of the most popular dishes on the menu, and one that has been a permanent fixture since opening is Craig’s recipe for Shetland mussels with bacon, basil, pine nuts and Parmesan cream.

Before opening The Wee Restaurant, Craig worked in some of the country’s most respected kitchens including Restaurant Martin Wishart, the Royal Scotsman and the Crinan Hotel.

As a hands-on chef-proprietor, he is passionate about the quality the service and the food offered in The Wee Restaurant. He believes food is at its best when cooked simply, and his kitchen techniques are designed to complement the produce, enhancing their natural flavours.

While Craig looks after the kitchens, Vikki manages both the North Queensferry restaurant, and the second Wee Restaurant that opened in Edinburgh in 2016, placing a huge emphasis on excellent customer service. With a loyal and retained core of staff, Vikki ensures the dining experience is relaxed and friendly.

The Wee Restaurant owners Craig and Vikki Wood

Vikki said: ‘Of course people visit us for the wonderful dishes Craig creates, but the reason we see people return again and again is down to the service. We always offer the warmest of welcomes and strive to exceed expectations. We love looking after people.’

The restaurant won Restaurant of the Year (Casual Dining) at the SLTN Awards in 2014, and Craig was Catering Scotland’s Chef of the Year in 2015.

The Wee Restaurant opens for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday offering an a la carte menu, as well as a set price menu du jour at lunchtime and mid-week dinner.

It is located in 17 Main Street, North Queensferry.