An enticing new all-day dining, working, and socialising space has joined Edinburgh’s vibrant restaurant scene.
The Neighbourhood replaces the former Bisque Brasserie, part of a £1m investment in collaboration with The Bruntsfield Hotel, formerly three stately houses built in 1861, all previously occupied by doctors, including botanist and surgeon William Craig.
The Neighbourhood offers locals, students and visitors the chance to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, reminiscent of an elegant home, while catching up, celebrating or even getting on with the daily grind.
Its new co-working concept, within a flexible hot-desk hub, is tempting for those looking to escape a home office, study or student library, bottomless tea and coffee on tap and fast Wi-Fi for just £10 per day.
Meanwhile the ‘secret’ garden, hidden beyond a foliage archway, leads guests to The Neighbourhood’s intimate, heated booths. It also provides the perfect pet-friendly pitstop after a walk on the meadows.
General Manager, Alistair Bruce (pictured left with chef Colin Moore) said, “We want The Neighbourhood to be an extension of our guests’ homes to unwind and reconnect with friends and family. Somewhere to work and play with homely food, creative cocktails, and true Scottish charm - from our service and design to the suppliers sourced throughout our menu and our quirky design.”
The Neighbourhood’s inviting menu includes a range of seasonal food and dishes inspired by Scotland and local ingredients. Signature dishes include: seared scallops served with smoked cauliflower puree and Stornoway black pudding; haggis ravioli with crushed neeps, crispy potato and whisky cream sauce and North Sea battered haddock with pea puree, tartare sauce and triple cooked chips.
A variety of sharing platters, pizzas, pasta and burgers have also been carefully curated for the new menu, with plenty of vegan and gluten free alternatives. Those with a sweet tooth can expect desserts such as apple, ginger and pecan crumble and sticky toffee pudding.
The venture is also family friendly space, with a new children’s menu designed to be both healthy, e.g. vegetable fritters with tzatziki and mini aubergine parmigiana, and educational – there is a selection of quizzes for all ages, themed from animals and geography to health and wellness.
And weekends at The Neighbourhood are for brunch, including an option to upgrade to bottomless prosecco for birthdays, celebrations, or long-overdue catch ups. Brunch dishes include The Neighbourhood’s renowned Scottish breakfast including sausages and haggis sourced from John Gilmour’s & Campbells, the local butcher. Smashed avocado with feta and chilli or French toast with mixed berries and maple syrup will also be served.
Each evening, The Neighbourhood will become a late-night cocktail venue serving Scottish beers such as Coast to Coast, botanical cocktails with local ingredients such as the “Scottish Garden” made with Edinburgh Gin and “The Watermelon & Strawberry Gin Cooler”, using Caorunn Gin with a flavoured bubble on top.
The Neighbourhood’s design is inspired by the vibrant neighbourhood of Bruntsfield and the heritage of the Victorian building with brick slip clad columns, a stone clad bar front and a variety of seating styles within the sophisticated bar and restaurant space.
The Neighbourhood is open now, five days per week, Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive from 7am-1am, bar only from 5pm until late Mondays and Tuesdays.