Restaurant reopens at The Scholar Hotel Edinburgh

The Brasserie at The Scholar
The Brasserie at The Scholar

The University of Edinburgh Hospitality & Events Collection has officially opened The Brasserie at The Scholar following refurbishment – offering a modern take on British cuisine using the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Nestled on the edge of Edinburgh’s city centre, the restaurant forms part of The Scholar Hotel and provides a welcome retreat for both guests and locals alike at its tranquil location at the foot of Arthur’s Seat.

The Scholar’s Executive Chef, Ed Fortune, introduces seasonal menus that blend traditional favourites with innovative flavours, showcasing the restaurant’s partnerships with Scottish suppliers. As spring arrives, guests can savour delicacies like Shetland mussels, Scottish asparagus, and new season raspberries. Meanwhile, as winter bids farewell, comforting dishes like smoked duck with Stornoway black pudding, roast cauliflower with orange and cavolo nero, and lamb rump with maple bacon, green beans, miso neeps, and tarragon are available. Classic offerings such as fish and chips, along with a selection of sandwiches and burgers, complete the menu.

For post-dinner drinks guests can enjoy a selection of expertly crafted cocktails and mocktails at the hotel’s Lounge Bar, including the bee’s knees – a mix of honey, lemon and gin in partnership with Summerhall’s Pickering’s Gin – and classic cocktails with a twist, like coconut mojito or tiramisu martini. The extensive wine selection, curated in partnership with Dalgety Bay based wine merchants l’Art du Vin, includes a range of bottles made with passion and integrity by ethical artisan producers.

Gavin MacLennan, Group General Manager – Operations, The University of Edinburgh Hospitality and Events Collection said, “At The Brasserie we are passionate about seasonal produce and providing our guests the fresh and rich flavours of Scotland throughout the year. Moving into spring, we wanted to offer a lighter, brighter menu that captures the very best of British cuisine, collaborating with the finest local suppliers to bring each dish together.

“We look forward to welcoming local residents and visitors to Edinburgh at The Brasserie. There are exciting developments in the works at all of our hotels within the collection and we cannot wait to share them with local community in the coming months.”

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