Chef-patron Roberta Hall-McCarron of The Little Chartroom and husband Sean McCarron will open two new restaurants in Edinburgh this autumn called The [new] Little Chartroom, set to open in September, and Eleanore, which will open in October.
The new Little Chartroom is a relocation of her flagship restaurant to Bonnington Road, while Eleanore, a restaurant and wine bar, will take over where The Little Chartroom currently calls home, 30 Albert place.
The Little Chartroom’s latest incarnation will have more covers with interiors inspired by the surrounding sea and rugged coastline, with lots of rich blues and oyster white.
Eleanore, which takes its name from the boat owned by Roberta’s family and named by her mother, is a restaurant and wine bar and Chefs Hamish McNeil and Moray Lamb (formerly of Little Chartroom on The Prom) will run it.
The interior has been designed in mainly soft whites with hints of dark blue – conjuring up a boat and the Scottish coastline with earthy tones from the muds of the deep sea reflected in the hand-crafted ceramics.
Roberta represented Scotland in the BBC’s Great British Menu in both 2020 and 2021, where she was a finalist at banquette.
Roberta and Sean opened pop-up The Little Chartroom on the Prom during lockdown, with a focus on open flame cooking and BBQ dishes served by the sea.