Featuring an open rotisserie in the middle of the brass-accented dining room, the neighbourhood bistro’s menu will incorporate the best of Scotland’s produce, with hints of Tom’s passion for French cuisine.
It will be the first time that Kitchin Group has brought the ‘From nature to plate’ philosophy to the south side of town, following the success of The Kitchin in Leith, Castle Terrace, nestled underneath Edinburgh Castle, and The Scran & Scallie in Stockbridge.
At Southside Scran, guests will enter into an elegant bar, leading through to the dining room with rustic wood floors and classic floor tiles in a nod to traditional French bistros. The space and interiors, designed by Tom’s wife Michaela Kitchin and Stephen Paterson of Burn’s Design, will incorporate shades of dark green and rust-coloured pink, with natural light flooding through the large street-facing windows.
The restaurant will feature twists on classic bistro banquette seating using a variation of different textures, materials and fabrics, with bespoke lighting features throughout.
“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,” says Tom.
“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.”