n.b. bar & restaurant

Mark Greenaway has opened Bistro Moderne in North West Circus Place in Edinburgh on the site of the former Cafe Fish. This is his second solo venture this year, with his first Restaurant Mark Greenway, located on North Castle Street. He has given the new bistro a fresh look but whilst it still boasts wood panelling and high ceilings, it now also boasts a cocktail bar and there is a good selection of cocktails to compliment the menu. The menu comes wrapped in a piece of card on which Greenaway states that “a bistro is a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting”.

Graham Howie of Howie’s Restaurant in Dunkeld has just taken on the lease of the former Ring O’Bells Bar & Restaurant, St Johns Place, Perth. Barry McNeil from Christie & Co’s Edinburgh office, who handled the sale on behalf of the lessee Gordon Fraser comments, “Given the excellent trading location within Perth, as well as Graham’s expertise and the well known name of Howies Bistro, I am sure this will be a popular addition to the Perth dining market.”

Two new hotels are set to open in Aberdeen in 2016. The news was announced by Dominvs Hospitality who revealed they are planning to invest £30m in the city. The hotels will be located next to each other beside Aberdeen Airport. One will be a three-star and the other a fourstar. All together it will mean a further 251 rooms for the city. They already have the Aston Hotel in Dumfries, and have plans to open a hotel in Edinburgh.