Edinburgh restaurant news: Chop House have opened a third branch in Bruntsfield. Pic: Facebook.
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As we mentioned previously, Bruntsfield is becoming something of a hotspot for new openings. Black Ivory launched late last year and, shortly afterwards, Tom Kitchin announced that he is to open a new restaurant in the area.
Casual taco joint Bodega has already expanded out from its Leith Walk address and opened on Leven Place.
This weekend, a third Chop House will open on the former Tribeca site on Bruntsfield Place. It will be the latest outlet from the Compass Group.
As you know, in Edinburgh, Compass already operate Sygn, Monteiths, The WestRoom and White Horse Oyster & Seafood Bar. These are in addition to the two existing Chop House outlets at The Arches and in Leith.
We're going to a launch at the new Chop House on Thursday night and will report back soon after.
Edinburgh restaurant news: go vegan in Bruntsfield
While the Chop House specialises in dry-aged British beef, another Bruntsfield newcomer is taking a different approach.
Launched earlier this year, Seeds for the Soul is on Bruntsfield Place.
Proudly 100% vegan, they are on a mission to show that vegan is 'not just grass'.
Look out for salads, sandwiches, cakes, bakes and freshly blended smoothies. Seeds for the Soul reckon that their dishes are 'free from preservatives, chemicals and refined sugar' and many of the ingredients are organically grown on local farms.
All of the takeaway boxes, bags, cups, cutlery, and napkins are 100% biodegradable. All the waste produced when working is composted or recycled daily.
Their cakes look fantastic.
Seeds for the Soul: cakes for the hole in your belly. Pic: Facebook.
Edinburgh restaurant news: sit down for supper
A short jaunt away, Brunch and Supper on George IV Bridge has started serving evening meals.
Previously Brunch, it recently launched a supper menu with sharing/tapas-style dishes to the fore.
Exec chef Mark Bell has quite the CV having worked in Restaurant Andrew Fairlie and several top restaurants in France.
Cider-glazed pork belly with pickled apple and pineapple chilli or Moroccan chicken with quinoa, asparagus, chick pea and red chard salad are among the meaty options.
Veggie-friendly choices include butternut, mushroom and walnut parcels or smoked garlic tofu with broccoli, sesame seed, sweet chilli and sticky rice.
As always, we will bring you the latest Edinburgh food news as we get it. Tomorrow, we will be venturing a little further afield with news from Central Scotland.
Edinburgh restaurant news: Brunch and Supper is on George IV Bridge. Pic: Facebook.