The Ivy to open first Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh

The Ivy had previously hinted at plans to open in Edinburgh.
The Ivy had previously hinted at plans to open in Edinburgh.
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Celebrity hotspot The Ivy is set to open its first Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh.

The group behind the world-famous The Ivy, in London’s Covent Garden, will launch ‘The Ivy on The Square’ in the Capital’s St Andrew Square.

The Ivy Collection has signed a 25-year lease with investment giant Standard Life, which owns the building.

The brasserie/restaurant will take a 5,500 sq ft (511 sq m) corner unit on the south side of the square.

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David Stewart, Fund Manager of the Standard Life Investments Pooled Property Pension Fund, said: “We knew the development would have appeal and carefully targeted a number of top class names in order to create a new leisure hub in the heart of the city.

“It’s a great boost to Edinburgh that The Ivy Collection has committed to St Andrew Square for its first launch in Scotland.

“The diverse line up is almost complete, with just one property available.”

The 165,000 sq ft mixed-use development is made up of 100,000 sq ft of office space, plus 65,000 sq ft of shops, restaurants and apartments.

Founded in 1917 in the heart of London’s theatre district the original Ivy has become well-known for its popularity with the stars. Famous fans including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Madonna and David and Victoria Beckham.