Tom Kitchin opens Southside Scran, an open plan restaurant focusing on rotisserie

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Tom Kitchin and team will today open Southside Scran, a new restaurant in Edinburgh.

Southside Scran appears a more relaxed alternative to Kitchin’s “outstanding” fine dining flagship, though will stay true to the chef’s commitment to Scottish produce and seasonal cooking.

The restaurant’s focal point will be a rotisserie grill, upon which great hunks of meat and fish will be cooked in an open plan dining room.

Kitchin will be launching Southside Scran with head chef and business partner Dominic Jack, who will seed a menu with modern takes on traditional dishes alongside a daily seafood selection.

The restaurant is a nod to classic French bistros. Kitchin said: “Over the years we have often been asked when we’re going to open a restaurant in the south side of Edinburgh.

“Bruntsfield is very charming and it just felt like the right place for us to create a neighbourhood restaurant where people can enjoy a meal with their family and friends.

“The open rotisserie has long been a dream of ours and we can’t wait to showcase new dishes and ways of cooking with Scotland’s incredible produce.”

It will be the first time that Kitchin Group has brought its ‘From nature to plate’ philosophy to the south side of Edinburgh. It follows The Kitchin in Leith, Castle Terrace, nestled underneath Edinburgh Castle, and the acclaimed Scran & Scallie in Stockbridge.

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