Cocktail-bar restaurant concept heads for Edinburgh St James
The Alchemist, the Simon Potts-led cocktail bar and restaurant concept, is to make its Scottish debut next year in a 5,700 sq ft site in Edinburgh St James, the £1bn mixed-use development in the city centre.
The Alchemist will be one of two flagship restaurant and bar units at the entrance to the main dining terrace, situated on level four and overlooking Register Square, which connects the development to Princes Street.
Simon Potts, managing director of The Alchemist, commented: “Edinburgh is one of the world’s great cities and a destination we’ve long admired, but we wanted to wait for the right opportunity to present itself. Edinburgh St James fits the bill brilliantly. It is a vibrant and varied new destination that will appeal to tourists, office workers, residents and shoppers – the same audience that love our established venues in London and Manchester.”
Ed Corrigan, assistant leasing director at Edinburgh St James, added: “The signing of The Alchemist brings further cachet to Edinburgh St James, joining the likes of Everyman Cinema in creating an amazing F&B and leisure line-up.”
Culverwell and Bruce Gillingham Pollard are the leisure letting agents for Edinburgh St James. Harlow Property Consultants acted for The Alchemist.