THE STORY SO FAR
It’s exciting times down at the Chop House as we get set to open our next restaurant in the New Waverley Arches on Market Street next month!
It doesn’t seem that long ago that the concept for the Chop House Leith was being put together which took inspiration from various steak restaurants from around the world, primarily London and Australia. Of course, Leith isn’t quite like either of those places but does have it’s own individual and unique charm. We felt it was the perfect location away from the city centre where the majority of Edinburgh steak restaurants can be found to create something new. The aim was, and still is, to create a laid back dining experience using only the finest quality, locally sourced beef with an exceptional cocktail and wine offering. It has been this focus, along with having passionate and knowledgable staff delivering excellent service, that has been the key to the success so far.
So, now for the new place! Again we wanted to do things a bit differently and we were on the look out for a unique location. The arches on market street is definitely that! After so many years of lying empty it’s great to see them being used in such a fantastic way and we are absolutely delighted to be a part of it. The arches date back to 1875 so it's great to know they're being brought back to life for many more years to come! Our arch is taller than it is wider which meant only one thing……build up! The restaurant will include a steel structure, creating an upper mezzanine level that will all be wrapped up by the arch.
With the structural work nearly complete we can start decorating in our own Chop House style! It won't be long until you can enjoy a tasty steak, some starters and sides to share with a nice bottle of wine, cocktails and of course a deliciously decadent dessert. All whilst looking out to an amazing view of Calton Hill!
We can’t wait!!!