Hospitality sector fighting pandemic

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Scottish cooks Tom Kitchin and Martin Wishart promote Taste England's Edinburgh campaign and encourage local hospitality companies

Taste Edinburgh aims to create a special festive mood by encouraging people to offer the original Scottish hospitality and to support our independent family-run restaurants, bars and hotels in the capital

The Broughton and Fhior at Broughton Street; 21212 Royal Terrace; Timberyard at Lady Lawson Church; Civerinos at Hunter Square and Forrest Road and Fingal in Leith also have their say in the Edinburgh campaign.

James Thomson, owner of The Witchery and Prestonfield House Hotel, commented,"As we build up to what is going to be a very different Christmas, it has never been more important to make sure we're supporting our local businesses. Whilst we're hugely grateful for the support we've received from customers to date, this campaign has been set up to highlight the local and independent venues in the capital that need a little extra boost to get through what is going to be a very difficult winter for many.

Nic Wood, owner of Scotland 's top pub, bar and restaurant collection, added: "I am proud to be standing side by side with these incredible cooks and restaurant owners.

Christmas dinners and Hogmanay home delivery will also be served at Contini Restaurants, McLarens on the Corner and Kyloe, 21212 as well as Tom Kitchin's Scran and Scallie.

The award-winning chef, Martin Wishart, added: "After 21 years of cooking and offering a Michelin experience to Edinburgh and all its visitors, I have certainly missed in 2020: the buzz and community feel a restaurant has. Please support your restaurants!