Top Michelin star chefs Tom Kitchin (pictured) and Dominic Jack are set to open their first pub this spring. The team, who currently have Michelin star establishments The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant, will open their new pub in Stockbridge on the site of the former San Marco Restaurant on Comely Bank Road.
The pub they say will compliment the local area’s vibrant food and drink offering and they plan to 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. The neighbourhood bar will also highlight local beers and carry a good range of spirits. Front of house will be overseen by experienced restaurateur, Michaela Kitchin, and Food & Beverage Director Philippe Nublat, who have both played a vital role in the success of The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant. The new offering will also follow the “From Nature to Plate” philosophy the teams at The Kitchin and Castle Terrace Restaurant have become renowned for, but will present a more informal destination than their other venues.
Alan Goldie, Director from The Restaurant Agency said, “Stockbridge is an area that’s thriving and though many local residents will miss San Marco, I know Nino and Franco are pleased to retire and spend more time with their families. The family were involved in the decision to find new tenants and we’re all confident the planned offering will bring an exciting new flavour to the area.”
Brothers Franco and Nino from San Marco Restaurant said, “While the decision to close the restaurant after 30 years was not an easy one, we’re pleased to be handing over the property to another family run business.”
The venue is currently under refurbishment and further details on the new pub are set to be revealed as the team prepare to open the doors in Spring.