Opening June 2018
Edinburgh’s thriving restaurant scene will welcome its newest member, 83 Hanover Street later this month. This, the first dining project from former Gleneagles restaurant manager and owner of acclaimed Edinburgh bar 99 Hanover Street Juan Jose Castillo Castro, and his partner Vanessa Alfano, is set to bring a unique culinary blend of Scottish produce with Chilean flavours to the city.
83 Hanover Street will offer a modern menu of small plates showcasing fabulous Scottish ingredients prepared simply and playing tribute to Juan’s multicultural upbringing with influences of Chilean and Swedish cuisine. The menu will celebrate bold and rich flavours, focused on bespoke charcuterie created by East Coast Cured, which will hang on display at the open kitchen and bar. There will also be an emphasis on citrus cured seafood and grilled cuts of meat and other dishes including Sopaipillas, a Chilean pumpkin bread, and quinoa salads. The showstopper will undoubtedly be Juan’s mother’s empanadas, which will be introduced by her and the chefs when she visits this summer. Specials will be added regularly offering the freshest local produce available that week.
The food will be accompanied by a selection of wines with traditional cellar practices, as well as some natural ones, from Europe and South America that have been carefully chosen by Peter Brodie (former restaurant manager at Timberyard) and will be available by the glass and carafe. There will be takes on traditional cocktails with a twist including classic Pisco cocktails.
83 Hanover Street will seat 50 with a bar as its focal point, presenting the opportunity for counter top dining. The interiors will convey a contemporary, rustic feel; distressed walls will complement dark wood detailing and copper lighting, and contrast with burnt orange and yellow leather banquette seating. A buzzing, vibrant space attracting discerning diners in the heart of the city, 83 Hanover Street is sure to be one of Edinburgh’s hottest openings of 2018.
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