Two brothers from a well-known food and drink family in the Scottish capital are launching a new wine bar and cafe.

The Restaurant Agency said it has sold the former Saffron Restaurant in Bruntsfield on behalf of Haroon Ali, who "operated the business successfully from May 2021", to the Campos Brothers, Victor and Daniel.

They currently operate PIGGS Spanish Wine Bar and CafĂ© on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, and are sons of Ignacio Campos, who had Iggs, then Barioja on Jeffrey Street from 1989, and who is now retired.

PIGGS Wine Bar was first launched in 2019 on the Royal Mile by eldest son Daniel and Victor came on board shortly afterwards.

Now expanding out of the city centre for the first time, the move was said to be “always on the horizon”.

The agent said the business is "positioned in a prime location in one of Edinburgh’s thriving licensed circuits in Bruntsfield, and the 42-cover business with some street seating out front will enjoy a 'soft-opening' this week with their booking system going live from this weekend onwards."

The Herald: The premises are on a prime site in a popular part of EdinburghThe premises are on a prime site in a popular part of Edinburgh (Image: The Restaurant Agency)

The second PIGGS is expected to trade seven days a week.

Alan Goldie, director of The Restaurant Agency Ltd, who handled the sale, said: “We were delighted to have played a part in bringing Victor and Daniel and their brand to Bruntsfield and given the careful planning of their second unit fully expect yet another successful business within the PIGGS brand.”

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