Harry's Bar Edinburgh

The Shilling Group has transformed the old Harry’s Bar in Edinburgh’s West End One of the veterans of Edinburgh’s drinking scene, Harry’s Bar, has undergone a transformation that sees little more than its name remaining. Around £375m has been invested in the new Harry’s Bar & Grill in Randolph Place in the West End, creating …

St Andrew Square Standard Life proposal 2

Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack and Indian restaurant and bar Dishoom are both to open their first sites outside of London in Edinburgh. They are to take over units in the South St Andrew Square development (pictured) in the city’s New Town alongside previously announced bars and restaurants from Drake & Morgan and Busaba Eathai. …

Printing Press Pear Gin Flip and Old Fashioned

Restaurateur Des McDonald is launching new bars as part of his latest ventures in Edinburgh and London this month. The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen is set to open in George Street in Edinburgh on October 22, specialising in local spirits, fresh ingredients and house-made infusions. He is also launching Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar …

usquabae

Caledonian Heritable has created Usquabae Whisky Bar & Larder in Edinburgh, offering over 400 whiskies As Scottish poet Robbie Burns once noted, whisky can fortify you against many of life’s challenges. “Wi’ usquabae, we’ll face the devil!” he declaimed in his classic poem, Tam O’Shanter, using the Gaelic for “water of life” – pronounced “oosh-ka-bah” …

slighthouse edinburgh

The Shilling Group has revamped Edinburgh’s Bar Kohl into new restaurant and cocktail bar Slighhouse For 21 years, Bar Kohl was one of the best-known destinations in Edinburgh for cocktails, leading the way in popularising flavoured vodkas. But this fame proved a challenge for The Shilling Group which bought the venue in George IV Bridge …

St Andrew Square Standard Life proposal 2

Bar and restaurant group Drake & Morgan, which operates eight sites across London, has confirmed plans to open in Edinburgh. For its first site outside of the UK capital, it is due to open the as-yet-unnamed bar in the new £75million office, retail and leisure development (pictured) at St Andrew Square in the New Town …

Best Bar None Edinburgh City Launch

The Best Bar None scheme which helps to maintain high standards in the licensed trade has been extended in Edinburgh to cover the New Town. The latest initiative has been launched by Best Bar None Scotland (BBN) for bars, clubs and restaurants across New Town including George Street. It follows the success of BBN schemes …

The Scottish Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is opening its members-only venue in Edinburgh to everyone, including its large collection of single malt whiskies. Opened 11 years ago in a Georgian house in Queen Street, it has been accessible to non-members only on a temporary trial basis in the past. Covering four storeys, it has a restaurant …

Dougal Sharp Innis & Gunn Lager

Innis & Gunn, the Scottish craft beer brand, is to launch its first-ever bar, The Beer Kitchen, in Edinburgh with plans for another five in the UK. It is converting a 3,000 sq ft site in Lothian Road into the new bar and restaurant which will offer craft beers including its own oak-aged cask beers …

Hardeep Singh Kohli & VDeep Ruairidh Skinner Paul Johnston at Copper Mango

Comedian and TV presenter Hardeep Singh Kohli has launched a bar in Edinburgh that brings together craft beer and curry. VDeep has opened in the former premises of bar and restaurant The Vintage in Henderson Street in Leith in partnership with the team behind The Vintage. It offers drinkers and diners a menu of 10 …