This July, Lannan - the first bakery from Scottish baker Darcie Maher - will open its doors in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge.

Growing up in the Scottish Borders, Maher taught herself to bake by reading about pastry, and later honed her craft at bakeries and restaurants throughout the UK. In 2021 she joined the bakery team at The Palmerston, in Edinburgh’s West End, where she quickly gained a cult following for her creative pastries and innovative takes on traditional British bakes. Lannan, which derives from the Scottish Gaelic for ‘house’, is her debut solo venture.

The bakery’s weekly-changing menu will combine Maher’s signature bakes, from classic viennoiserie to custard slices, yum yums and iced buns, with limited-run creations using local and seasonal produce including lemon meringue tarts, dauphinois pastries and crème brûlée danishes. On the savoury side, there will also be hand pies and pala romana sandwiches using charcuterie and cheese from I.J. Mellis and The Ham & Cheese Co., and coffee will come from local roastery Obadiah.

An expansive counter provides the centrepiece to the room, overlooking the open bakery where guests can see Maher and her team at work. Lannan is flooded with natural light thanks to wrap-around windows, and mixes traditional quarry tiles with detailed panelling and brass fixtures to create a warm, welcoming space. Although Lannan will primarily offer food to go, guests can also enjoy their pastries at the bakery’s outdoor benches under its awning. The bakery will initially open Thursday to Sunday, 8:30am to sell out.

Lannan also has a standalone shop attached to it; the plans for this space will be shared early next year.

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@lannanbakery | @darciebakes

About Darcie Maher
Raised in the Scottish Borders, Maher is a self-taught baker who learned her trade on the job - and by reading about pastry. After honing her craft at various different restaurants and bakeries across the UK, Maher joined the bakery team at The Palmerston for its launch, where her creative bakes and pastries gained a cult following among the local community and beyond - including two charity bake sales that each sold out in less than two hours and raised a total of £2471 for Ride for MND. She regularly shares pictures of her pastries on her well-followed Instagram page, @darciebakes. Prior to opening Lannan, Darcie also provided consultancy to bakeries across the UK, as well as in Sweden and Denmark. She was named as one of CODE’s ‘30 under 30’ most influential people in hospitality in 2022.