Drake and Morgan plans Edinburgh restaurant

Drake and Morgan

Restaurant chain Drake and Morgan has unveiled plans to open a restaurant in Edinburgh.

This will be the companies first UK venture outside of London. Drake and Morgan has launched a proposal to open in the flagship £75m office development in St Andrews Square which is currently under construction and is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.

Drake and Morgan is a privately owned restaurant group which opened in 2008 and currently operates eight outlets in London including The Anthologist and The Folly.

Roddie Smith, Chief Executive of Essential Edinburgh, said, “It’s great news this company is looking to invest in Edinburgh and it’s great that a London-based company sees the potential in Edinburgh. It really reinforces all the positivity in terms of the economic development figures and the information from the city council recently on the level of inward investment.”

He continued, “If we have significant companies looking to invest in Edinburgh’s leisure offering, then that can only be good news, especially at an iconic new city centre location.”