One of Scotland’s top chefs is to making a return to Edinburgh with the launch of a new restaurant which aims to make high quality dining affordable to all.
The Glasshouse Off The Mile at Fraser Suites Edinburgh is the new venue for acclaimed chef Steven Adair.
Located over seven floors in a restored landmark, Grade B Listed Building, Fraser Suites Edinburgh hotel at St Giles Street blends jaw-dropping Victorian opulence with super-stylish contemporary cool.
The Glasshouse Off The Mile, which will trade as a separate business on the ground floor of the 75-room room hotel, will offer guests and Edinburgh diners contemporary, yet affordable Scottish cuisine using the very best locally sourced ingredients.
Steven, who oversaw the opening of Edinburgh restaurants The Tower and The Witchery, ran the award-winning The Glasshouse at Eskmills in Musselburgh for three years until the restaurant closed in early February.
Steven, who gave Edinburgh Michelin star celebrity chef Tom Kitchin his first job, said: “The new Fraser Suites Edinburgh is a fantastic venue for a restaurant, and a great opportunity for me to bring my food back to the centre of the city.
“I always want to cultivate a relaxed dining experience where the quality of the food speaks for itself.
“The new menu is simple yet stylish with all the dishes featuring locally sourced produce – which all reflects the elegance and heritage of the hotel.
“I think for too long now chefs have made dishes that they think they want people to eat – our menu will have food that people actually like and want to have. That is all about bringing confidence back to the consumer, very important in these challenging economic times.
“We also, though, will offer a chef’s tasting menu to showcase a range of the kitchen’s specialty dishes.”
The creative yet understated menu – which features homemade breads and chutneys as standard – includes Perthshire lamb and Ayrshire gammon steak. A three course lunch can cost as little as £15.
Meanwhile, those who simply wish to kick back and relax with nibbles and wine are also to be spoiled with a selection of finger food platters.
Steve, along with Steven Thompson, formerly head chef at The Glasshouse at Eskmills, is to run the restaurant which will also offer breakfast, room service, luxury guest hampers and corporate menus.
Steven added: “We will be open from breakfast to supper every day, and in the summer we will have tables outside to create the atmosphere of a Parisian café – to compliment the French-inspired interiors inside.
“I firmly expect The Glasshouse Off the Mile to quickly establish itself as one of the leading destinations in Edinburgh for anyone looking for high quality, well presented, yet affordable food.”
Heather Gilchrist, Frasers Hospitality’s Regional Manager for Scotland, said: “We are so delighted to have top chefs like Steven Adair and his team connected with Fraser Suites Edinburgh.
“We believe we have created a winning combination between Fraser Suites and The Glasshouse Off The Mile which will be synonymous with high quality, superb service and attention to detail.
“Our guests have come to expect the highest standards in accommodation, and The Glasshouse Off The Mile will compliment their boutique hotel stay while diners and food lovers will have a new venue to enjoy the highest quality, contemporary Scottish dining.”
Guests at Fraser Suites Edinburgh can choose from seven room types, ranging from classic rooms to plush one bedroom suites, including the hotel’s top-of-the-range four themed suites, such as the Princes Suite which overlooks Princes Street and boasts unique stained glass panels.
Published room rates start at £295 – although room rates at competitive prices and regular promotions and packages are available.
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