Hawksmoor to Open in Edinburgh

May 24, 2018

Will Beckett and Huw Gott, the childhood friends behind Hawksmoor, will open their Edinburgh restaurant in the former Royal Bank of Scotland hall, on the ground floor of The Edinburgh Grand – the city’s new 5-star luxury accommodation and social hub – in St Andrew Square on the 12th of July.

The 170-cover restaurant is housed in an impressive A listed ‘building of national importance’ that has been sensitively refurbished to celebrate the building’s original features. Built between 1936 and 1942 and drawing on American influences, it is a rare example of late Art Deco Scottish architecture.

Hawksmoor Edinburgh will draw on the amazing produce the country has to offer, featuring seafood from around the Scottish coast and beef from grass-fed native breed cattle. Much of the menu has been reconsidered, with sourdough, cheese and coffee sourced from passionate small-scale local producers.

New dishes will include Hillside hogget chops from a semi-wild flock the team found whilst visiting a Highland cattle farmer on the Isle of Mull, Peterhead cod, cockles & seaweed butter and Langoustine scampi, alongside Hawksmoor classics like Hand-dived scallops with white port & garlic and Charcoal-grilled monkfish.