Dean spreads his wings


Chef Dean Banks has now opened Dulse in Edinburgh’s Queensferry Street on the site of the former L’Escargot Blanc.

The latest addition to his family of businesses is now fully open as both wine bar and restaurant across two floors, and offers small plates based around Dean’s love of Scottish produce and in particular seafood, as well as his own premium drinks brands Mond Vodka and Lunun Gin as house spirits.

Dean said, “I’m so happy Dulse is now fully open and it’s exactly as I planned – I love it.

“It’s the perfect neighbourhood restaurant you want to drop in for a drink, a few bites, and end up spending a long afternoon or evening with friends old and new enjoying stellar food and drinks. “It’s relaxed, it’s small plates, it’s exquisite seafood and the stunning produce I want, which our lovely country is famous for.

“My spirits brands Mond Vodka and Lunun Gin are front and centre for cocktails, as are our sustainability policies, so look out for lots of recycled food items – like using peels to make syrups and things.

“There is so much we can do in the trade and I am determined to lead the way whenever possible, for my own children and for everyone’s children.”

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