New dining quarter for city
Three more restaurants sign up for St Andrew Square
Three more international restaurants have signed up for the south St Andrew Square development in Edinburgh.
New York steakhouse STK Rebel, barbecue lobster shack Big Easy and Bombay style café Dishoom will be opening their first restaurants outside London.
They will join previously announced names – Drake & Morgan and Busaba Earthai – to create a new leisure quarter in the city.
STK Rebel has agreed a 25-year lease on a 7,150 sq ft unit on two floors. STK is The ONE Group’s signature brand, known for its vibe dining, lounge-like décor and resident DJ.
The company chose Edinburgh for its first European STK Rebel restaurant, to complement recently announced Rebel locations in Austin, Denver, Miami and San Diego.
Big Easy will take an 8,770 sq ft unit fronting on to St Andrew Square. The restaurant first opened on London’s Kings Road in 1993, inspired by the 19th century crab shacks and barbecue of the American gulf coast.
Dishoom is taking a 6,800 sq ft unit also facing the square and will create an estimated 100 jobs. Dishoom serves Bombay breakfast, lunch, afternoon chai, plus dinner and tipples based on the legendary all day cafés of Bombay which were started in the early 1900s by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran.
The development is a joint venture between the Standard Life Investments Pooled Pension Property Fund and developer, Peveril Securities.
David Stewart, Fund Manager of the Standard Life Investments Pooled Pension Property Fund said: “These lettings demonstrate the strong appeal of the South St Andrew Square development and Edinburgh as a destination for international restaurants as they look to expand outside of London.
“We’re confident South St Andrew Square will become the prime destination for top quality dining in Edinburgh.”