We now have a name and pencilled-in opening date.
Scheduled to open on 3rd December, the new venture will be called Bertie’s Restaurant and Bar.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, it aims to be the capital's 'go-to' venue for 'proper' fish and chips.
At 11,000 sq. ft. Bertie's will be a spacious affair with 300 covers. We are told that it will 'aim to attract both International tourists and Edinburgh locals looking for fun, casual dining in the city centre. The relaxed city centre restaurant venue will pride itself on quality authentic and sustainably sourced ingredients and will not require advance bookings.'
Bertie's Restaurant and Bar: £3 million investment
The site previously housed the popular Byzantium market and Khushi's Indian restaurant before a devastating fire in 2008. The Vittoria Group is investing a reported £3 million in the new venture which it hopes will create 50 jobs.
Selling traditional fish and chips plus contemporary twists on classic chippie treats, Bertie's menu will also feature several light options.
The restaurant will have two bars serving a selection of premium spirits and gins from around Scotland, along with seaside-themed cocktails, beers and ciders.
The Vittoria Group was established in 1970 with a single restaurant, Vittoria, on Leith Walk. The family-run business now has a number of award-winning Italian eateries throughout Edinburgh.
La Favorita, Divino Enoteca, Vittoria George IV Bridge & Vittoria on the Walk as well as Taste of Italy are all Vittoria Group outlets.
New Edinburgh restaurants: Bushwick
Heading from the Old Town to the fringes of the New Town, Bushwick has replaced TriBeCa on East London Street.
As you know, TriBeCa stands for the Triangle Below Canal Street in Manhattan where as Bushwick is a neighbourhood in Brooklyn.
While the venue's name has moved across the bridge, the new Bushwick menu is not a million miles from the former TriBeCa offer.
Big breakfasts, eggs several ways, waffles, French toast, burgers, wings and toasties are all prominent.