Our Spectacular Scottish Food Hall is now open!

We are delighted to announce Bonnie & Wild has opened its doors in Edinburgh for the first time.

Our Scottish Marketplace has been whetting appetites for months as news emerged of the acclaimed chefs and food businesses taking spots within our premium Food Hall.

With eight chef-led food stalls, four speciality retailers and three bars, our Scottish Marketplace is one of the biggest and most exciting venues to open in recent years, even if we say so ourselves!

Renowned chefs including Gary Maclean, National Chef of Scotland, Peter McKenna of The Gannet, and BBC chef Jimmy Lee have each taken key concessions at our Scottish Marketplace, which had its soft opening yesterday, enticing eager guests hungry to experience the wide range of dishes on offer. Now that it is officially launched, the venue is open daily, 9.30am until late.

Alongside Gary Maclean’s Creel Caught, The Gannet, and Jimmy Lee’s Salt & Chill Oriental, our Food Hall showcases restaurants such as Rico’s Pasta Bar, Erpingham House, CHIX, east PIZZA, Joelato and the award-winning Broken Clock Café and Patisserie. On the shopping side, Bonnie & Wild is the first retail offering from national drinks wholesalers Inverarity Morton and renowned butcher MacDuff 1890. The Cheese Club, the latest venture from the team behind Six By Nico, is running the venue’s deli counter.

Our Operations Director Ryan Barrie, who has a series of successful bar and restaurant openings behind him, said:

“I am hugely delighted and excited to be opening Bonnie & Wild today. It’s a spectacular, beautiful venue, one that everyone involved should be rightly proud of. The finish is first-class, the menus are diverse, innovative and exciting, while the overall food and drink offer is of exceptional quality. There’s something for everyone here.”

Bonnie & Wild was established with the aim of providing a premium and high-profile venue to showcase Scotland’s best-in-class independent food and drink producers, providers and purveyors.

Ryan added:

“There’s such a common purpose here – all of us care passionately about promoting and supporting the Scottish food and drink industry. It’s easy for us in Scotland to overlook the fact we have some of the best food and drink in the world, that it’s sought after by chefs the world over.

“At Bonnie & Wild, thanks to the inclusion of these brilliant chefs and retailers, we have produce from across the country, whether that’s shellfish from Lerwick, beef from the Borders, cheese and fresh fruits from the Clyde Valley and Perthshire, cured venison from the Highlands, the list goes on. On the drinks side, we have whisky and gin from distilleries across Scotland, and beers and ciders from local craft breweries. Combined, they give our guests an unrivalled offering of Scottish fare, a unique and fantastic vision of Scottish food and drink.”

As well as promoting Scottish food and drink, highlighting the link between producers and consumers is also a major ambition.

Ryan adds:

“We want guests to see the effort behind the food and drink being served in this beautiful, friendly and accessible venue. We want them to have the opportunity to meet the chefs, chat to them, understand where the food comes from, see it being made and prepared. Bonnie & Wild is as much about food education as it is enjoyment.”

Discussing the fit-out, Ryan said:

“The Food Hall itself is a stand-out piece of design. It’s not a barren warehouse with uniform rows of benches and long tables. There are so many different spaces with their own ambience and feel: some more open and lively, others quieter and more intimate, some with commanding views of the St James Quarter, other areas are perfect for watching the different chefs putting on a show! I can’t wait for people to see it.”

Our Scottish Food Hall is open daily from 9.30am until late.

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