A Glasgow favourite is to open a new restaurant in the Scottish capital.

Family business Rusk & Rusk has said it is to open The Spanish Butcher, an award-winning dining concept, on North Castle Street in spring 2024.

The independent Scottish restaurant group has been operating its steak house offering in Scotland for almost 15 years.  The new 90-cover restaurant will offer "vibrant Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired flavours across an à la carte menu, married with the very best homegrown produce from Scotland’s larder".

It said that "inspired by New York’s neighbourhood dining scene and the lustworthy loft-style vibes of the city, The Spanish Butcher in Edinburgh will be quintessentially modern, hip and hospitable, and present a downright delicious offering”.

It added that "the appeal of which has attracted a tranche of A-list fans to Rusk & Rusk's business over the years including Will Ferrell, Toby McGuire, Eddy Izzard, Chris Pine, Gerard Butler, Sam Heughan, Paolo Nutini and countless others”.

James and Louise Rusk, the husband and wife team co-founders of Rusk & Rusk, said: "We are excited to be bringing The Spanish Butcher to Edinburgh and can’t wait to open our doors in spring 2024. We have always been champions of really great ingredients grown here in Scotland, and likewise, food is very much central to Spanish culture.

The Herald: The Spanish Butcher barThe Spanish Butcher bar (Image: Rusk & Rusk)

"The depth of flavour our customers will experience at North Castle Street when these two culinary landscapes combine will be extraordinary.

"Restaurants, for us, are about evoking emotion and creating memories. People not only expect great food and service, but a relaxed, atmospheric space, and we hope our customers love the stylish neighbourhood vibe of The Spanish Butcher in Edinburgh. We look forward to sharing more of our plans over the coming months."

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