Gordon Ramsay is returning to Scotland to open a branch of Bread Street Kitchen in Edinburgh, some 17 years after his Glasgow restaurant closed.
The chef’s company has taken on the former Refinery site at 4-8 St Andrew Square to launch the first in the Bread Street group outside of London.
Andy Wenlock, chief executive at Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, said: “We have taken our time to look for the perfect location for our first Bread Street Kitchen & Bar outside of London and we are delighted with the site we have chosen in Edinburgh.
“Such a vibrant city with a cool food scene, it really feels like the perfect match. All the team are looking forward to bringing this popular all-day dining concept to our new neighbourhood guests later this year.”
Stuart Moncur, head of national retail at Savills, added: ” The fact that Gordon Ramsay Restaurants has chosen Scotland, and specifically St Andrews Square, to open its first restaurant outside of London is testament to the strength of both this city and more specifically this location.”
Ramsay opened Amaryllis in Glasgow in 2001 and it won a Michelin star there a year later. The restaurant closed for good in 2004 following the death of head chef David Dempsey in 2003.
Gordon Ramsay Restaurants is currently undergoing a major expansion drive with the aim of opening up to 50 new UK restaurants by 2025.