Tom Kitchin to launch gastro pub in Stockbridge

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Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin is joining forces with the team behind Castle Terrace to launch a new gastro pub in Stockbridge.

Kitchin, who already runs award-winning restaurant The Kitchin at The Shore in Leith is teaming up with fellow Michelin-starred chef Dominic Jack to take over the site that was previously home to San Marco Restaurant on Mary’s Place off Comely Bank Road, a move which they say will see “one family run business take the reins from another.”

The planned gastro pub is set to open in the spring, with the location already undergoing refurbishment. They say it will offer “a warm, family-friendly atmosphere matched with affordable, freshly prepared, home-cooked dishes using the very best local produce.”

Alan Goldie, Director from The Restaurant Agency said: “Stockbridge is an area that’s thriving and though many local residents will miss San Marco, I know Nino and Franco are pleased to retire and spend more time with their families. The family were involved in the decision to find new tenants and we’re all confident the planned offering will bring an exciting new flavour to the area. Run by an award winning, expert team, it will bring a range of outstanding menus, combined with the hospitality expected from a warm and welcoming family pub.”

Brothers Franco and Nino from San Marco Restaurant added: “While the decision to close the restaurant after 30 years was not an easy one, we’re pleased to be handing over the property to another family run business. With two successful restaurants in the city we’re confident they can continue to provide locals and visitors with a new destination to relax with friends and family, and enjoy great fresh food and drink.

“We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support over the years. We take with us many fond memories.”