Star Edinburgh chef Tom Kitchin is opening a new restaurant, Kora, on the Bruntsfield site formerly occupied by his bistro Southside Scran, which closed down in 2020 after barely a year’s operation – a victim of both flooding and the pandemic.
Named after the classical goddess of spring and agriculture, Kora opens appropriately this spring and will celebrate the seasons with ingredients sourced from the region’s farmers and foragers.
Tom and his wife, Michaela, also run The Kitchin, their Leith flagship, the Scran & Scallie gastropub in Stockbridge and The Bonnie Badger in Gullane, East Lothian.
The chef said: “I am thrilled to bring some great news to Edinburgh by introducing a new dining venue to the city. We are looking forward to bringing our Bruntsfield property back to life with a new concept, creating a genuine neighbourhood restaurant with a real sense of community.
“We want to give locals and visitors the chance to gather friends and family and experience a new dining destination, whether they want to catch up over a bottle of wine at the bar, enjoy a family lunch with the kids, or enjoy a relaxed evening meal, discovering some of the very best ingredients from across Scotland – there will be something for everyone.
“This new chapter is a really exciting one for our entire team and also for the city. We can’t wait to get back into the kitchen and start cooking some really fresh and exciting new dishes for our guests.”