Team behind Six by Nico being their latest venture to Bonnie & Wild’s Scottish Food Hall

A pop-up cheese shop that only launched in March is to take the last remaining permanent spot within Bonnie & Wild’s Scottish Marketplace.

Ahead of its eagerly anticipated opening this month, Bonnie & Wild said The Cheese Club, led by the team behind Six by Nico, will be bringing its curated, artisan cheeses and delicatessen to the 16,700 sqft Food Hall.

With eight food stalls, four speciality retailers and three bars, Bonnie & Wild, based in the newly opened St James Quarter, is one of the country’s most eagerly anticipated food and drink venues. Acclaimed chefs including Gary Maclean, National Chef of Scotland, Peter McKenna of The Gannet, and BBC chef Jimmy Lee have each taken a food stall within Bonnie & Wild.

Nico Simeone, Director of The Simeone Group, said:

"We've always had big ambitions to find a permanent home for The Cheese Club in central Scotland and we are now delighted to be part of the incredible food and drink offering within Edinburgh's Bonnie & Wild Scottish Marketplace. Our goal is to provide customers with great tasting cheese while also showcasing the incredible work, pride, and effort that goes into making both Scottish and internationally renowned artisan and farmhouse cheeses."

Bonnie & Wild is the second city location for The Cheese Club brand, which set up as a pop-up shop on Glasgow's Byres Road in March 2021. The business is operated by The Simeone Group which operates eight Six by Nico restaurant locations across the UK, e-commerce platform HOME-X and celebrated Glasgow restaurant, 111 by Modou. Earlier this week the group announced its intentions to open its largest Six by Nico restaurant in Canary Wharf, London.

The Cheese Club joins a vibrant and diverse community of chef-led eateries within Bonnie & Wild’s casual-dining Food Hall, including Creel Caught by Gary Maclean, The Gannet, Salt & Chilli Oriental, Rico’s Pasta Bar, Erpingham House, CHIX, east PIZZA and Joelato. Bonnie & Wild is the first retail offering for drinks wholesalers Inverarity Morton and renowned butcher MacDuff 1890, while the award-winning patisserie Broken Clock is another Glasgow business to expand east.

Ryan Barrie, Operations Director of Bonnie & Wild, said:

"As we count down the days until we open I'm delighted we can reveal The Cheese Club is joining us at Bonnie & Wild. Our Scottish Marketplace is the first of its kind, and having The Simeone Group's fantastic new retail concept is a stellar addition to what is already a best-in-class line-up of Scottish food and drink businesses.”