Chef Tom Kitchin to reopen three restaurants but Southside Scran to stay shut for now

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Chef Tom Kitchin is planning to reopen The Bonnie Badger in Gullane, East Lothian on Wednesday, 15 July and Edinburgh gastro-pub the Scran & Scallie the following day. The Kitchin, also in Edinburgh, will be the final restaurant to reopen, on Tuesday, 28 July. Southside Scran in the city’s Bruntsfield will remain closed until next year.

In a statement on its website, Kitchin Group said, “This is not a decision we have taken lightly and we are devastated it has come to this situation. The safety of our amazing guests, our loyal suppliers and our hard-working team remain our priority.”

At the end of last month it was announced Castle Terrace in Edinburgh, the restaurant Kitchin opened with chef Dominic Jack ten years ago, wouldn’t reopen after the lock-down as it was “no longer financially viable”.

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