St James Quarter Edinburgh shops: All the stores and restaurants opening today

The St James Quarter, the Capital's new shopping centre and food district, opened this morning (June 24) with Edinburgh’s first Lego shop, Peloton and eateries like Salerno Pizza among the many new establishments now available to visit.

After construction first began at the site back in 2016, the St James Quarter has finally opened its doors to city shoppers – with many eager to explore the new site boasting a variety of fashion, fitness and beauty stores as well as unique entertainment venues, cafes and restaurants.

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Which shops will open during Phase One at St James Quarter?

Edinburgh St James Quarter shops: Check out the full range of shops and restaurants opening today. (Image credit: Ian Georgeson Photography)

This week’s initial opening will mark Phase One of the centre’s grand opening, with further instalments and openings of shops, restaurants, bars and experiences still to come in the summer and autumn months of 2021.

Neighbouring department stores John Lewis and Harvey Nichols have reopened already in order to capitalise on a tide of eager shoppers keen to get back to business as usual in the city centre, but also recently revealed their own new looks and refreshes to their shop floors.

Iconic high street fashion stores such as & Other Stories, Bershka and Stradivarius will be introduced to Scotland for the first time at the St James Quarter and build on an expansive range of luxury, designer outlets like Kurt Geiger, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.

Meanwhile, the much-awaited Lego Store will finally be opening in Edinburgh on Thursday, alongside Peloton, Lane 7 and more.

St James Quarter shops: these are the new stores and restaurants opening in Edinburgh on Thursday. (Image credit: St James Quarter)

The stylish boutique W Hotel is among a whole host of venues opening at an unknown date later this summer, with Roomzzz Aparthotels coming soon ahead of lavish apartments at the site offering panoramic views over the city.

These are expected to become available in 2022.

While numerous other prestigious cafes, bars and restaurants like The Alchemist, Black Sheep Coffee, Sushi Samba and Joelato are set to open in July and throughout the rest of the year, here is a run-down of the shops and restaurants which have now opened at new St James Quarter galleria.

Which St James Quarter shops are opening today?

The Quarter has welcomed over 40 retailers already which have brought their shop fits they plan to roll out in the future to the Capital first

The shops which due to open this week are as follows:

& Other Stories Bank of Scotland Bershka The Body Shop Boots Breitling/Omega Calvin Klein Carvela Dune EE Goldsmiths H&M Hotel Chocolat Iolla JD Sports John Lewis Kiehl’s Kurt Geiger L’Occitane Lego Mango Miele Next O2 Pandora Peloton Pull & Bear Rituals Russell and Bromley Sook Sky Stradivarius Superdrug The Perfume Shop Three Tommy Hilfiger Zara

Which cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues will open this week?

If you’re looking to take a break from shopping at the huge range of new stores, here are some of the restaurants and cafes where you can stop for a bite to eat or to refuel with a coffee:

Bross Bagels Five Guys Hotel Chocolat Krispy Kreme Lane7 Salerno Starbucks Tortilla

These, however, are just some of the many shops and eateries awaiting customers at the new development – with dozens more coming soon.

To check out the full range of big names, exclusive brands and new businesses expected to appear at the St James Quarter throughout the year, flick through our full list here or visit the site’s website at:

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