On your marks, get set and go! In Edinburgh, the great pre-Festival rush to launch is on. Here are the latest new restaurants in Edinburgh. And North Queensferry.
Kicking off our second instalment of new restaurants in Edinburgh is Pizza Posto.
And we’re not giving away any prizes for guessing what they sell.
The new pizzeria is taking shape on 16 Nicolson Street opposite Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
The last occupant of the premises was the pizza joint Tutto Matto. While the dining rooms are being refitted, we guess that the huge stone pizza ovens will stay in place.
Neapolitan-style style pizza are promised.
New restaurants in Edinburgh: Veeno
Sticking with the Italian theme, the family-owned Veeno wine bar is expanding from its original Rose Street premises and opening a new branch in Quartermile.
Selling wines from the family’s Caruso & Minini vineyard in Sicily, the company has branches in several English cities.
Opened just under a week ago, the new Lister Square outlet is the second Veeno in Scotland.
Snacky charcuterie platters, bruschetta, caponata, cheese boards and olives are on offer to accompany the wines.
Wine tasting experiences are one of Veeno’s main selling points. £19.90 buys a flight of five classic wines with spuntini snacks.
Cough up an extra £6 and you can enjoy a step up to five premium wines.
The Shore to open in North Queensferry
If we sail away from new restaurants in Edinburgh to new restaurants in Fife, The Shore is a new venture in North Queensferry.
Operated by the same people who run Twenty Princes Street and Jupiter cocktail bar, it is billed as a ‘grill and fish house’.
The Shore is part of the Queensferry Hotel on St Margaret’s Head.
We’ll bring you more details after the launch party but their menus are online now.
And we like what we see.
Short rib croquettas with smoked garlic aioli, fruits de mer, burrata and heritage tomatoes with pesto, apple mint and smoked whisky salt?
They all have our name on them in capital letters.