Restaurant for vacant site
Crolla’s Vittoria Group opening £3m chippie in Old Town
Tony Crolla: ‘a long-held vision’
Restaurateur Tony Crolla is investing £3 million in a new fish and chip restaurant in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
His Vittoria Group will occupy the former Khushi’s Indian restaurant in Victoria Street which has been vacant since it was destroyed by a blaze in 2008.
The new restaurant will seat 270 diners and will include the deep-fried Mars bar as part of a ‘fun’ menu.
Mr Crolla’s portfolio includes Vittoria on the Walk, Vittoria on the Bridge, Taste of Italy, La Favorita on Leith Walk and fine dining restaurant Divino Enoteca in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
He said: “My family have a long standing passion for great fish & chips, and hospitality is at the heart of our business.
“We have had a vision for many years about opening ‘the’ fish & chip restaurant destination in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre for many years.
“This concept will be fun, relaxed and affordable. Our focus as ever with our restaurants is fresh quality food available for all. I am excited to bring a truly extraordinary dining experience to my home city.”
The three-floor World Heritage building has had various uses. It was a church, a bookmaker and housed the popular Byzantium market.
Design team of Michael Dunn at MD Solutions along with the main contractor Pride Commercial Interiors have been appointed by Vittoria Group to develop the restaurant and work is currently under way.