Whitbread is on track to open a Bar + Block Steakhouse all-day steakhouse restaurant by Christmas in the former New Look store at 121 Princes Street, Edinburgh. Work is well underway on the conversion of the ground floor as part of an extension to the Princes Street Premier Inn hotel next door.
It will be the second Bar + Block Steakhouse in Scotland to St Enoch Square in Glasgow in June, and the 18th to open across the UK, all of which are located adjacent to Premier Inn hotels.
John Underwood, Construction Project and Programme Manager for Whitbread, said, “It is a complex project as we are building a 60-bedroom extension and delivering a new restaurant in a busy shopping area at the same time. The location is superb and Bar + Block’s all-day flexible trading format, from breakfast through to dinner, lends itself to the location. I am confident that we will have a busy restaurant on our hands.”