Previously known as The Dogs
Venue reopens as The Perch after £120,000 facelift
Daniel McNally (left) and brother Finbarr are the new owners of The Perch restaurant on Hanover Street (pic: Terry Murden, DB Media Services)
Edinburgh restaurant The Dogs, a popular venue for business lunches, is under new ownership after brothers Daniel and Finbarr McNally took over the Hanover Street eatery.
Renamed The Perch, it opened to the public this week following a £120,000 six-week refurbishment project by Quiet Man Taverns.
“The Dogs was a well-known restaurant in town for a long time but we are excited about what the future holds for The Perch,” said Daniel McNally, formerly operations director at Festival Inns.
All 13 staff have been retained, with five recruits joining the operation.
The McNallys, who live in the capital but hail originally from County Antrim in Northern Ireland, have owned The Kilted Pig on Colinton Road for ten years while in 2015 they took over The Scotsman Lounge at the top of Cockburn Street just off the Royal Mile.
The Perch represents the first foray into the restaurant sector for Quiet Man Taverns and director Daniel said: “The main reason was the location. It’s not often something comes up on Hanover Street that isn’t snapped up by the big chains. It was just a great opportunity.”
The major overhaul has lifted the total number of covers to 68, while there is also a private dining room which can seat a further 20 people.
Head chef Willie Thomson formerly worked at Barony Castle in Peebles.