New pub-style restaurant to open in Edinburgh

There could be a number of new hospitality jobs appearing in Edinburgh soon, after it was announced that two chefs are to open a pub-style restaurant in the city.

The two chefs are Dominic Jack and the aptly named Tom Kitchin, with the restaurant set to be located in Stockbridge, an area towards the north of the Scottish capital.

Both Mr Kitchin and Mr Jack have vast amounts of experience when it comes to running a successful restaurant, with the former already acting as the chef-proprietor of Michelin-starred restaurant The Kitchin.

The pair also helped to launch Castle Terrace recently, which has become immensely popular with the city, and Mr Kitchin said on his Twitter page that the new restaurant would be "very foodie & family-friendly".

Some parts of the restaurant's recruitment process have been carried out, with Mr Kitchin's wife Michaela and restaurant manager Philippe Nublat both given roles within the operation.

A statement from the new restaurant team laid out exactly what customers can expect. 

"The pub is set to complement the local area’s vibrant food and drink offering and the team will draw on their culinary flair, expertise and local supplier relationships, to present a warm, family-friendly atmosphere matched with affordable, freshly prepared, home-cooked dishes using the very best local produce," it read.

The statement went on to suggest exactly what will be on offer for customers, with the restaurant set to be a less formal operation than The Kitchin and Castle Place.

It will have more of a pub-style vibe, with "fresh Scottish scran" served up alongside local beers and ales.

Interestingly, the pub will replace another family business in the form of the San Marco restaurant.

This had been in operation for 30 years now but the previous incumbents said they were "pleased" that the new owners of the building would be a family-run restaurant.

It's been a largely positive time for the hospitality sector north of the border recently, with a host of new openings and job creations.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist hospitality recruitment agency