83 Hanover Street is the newest addition to Edinburgh’s thriving restaurant scene. It’s the first dining project from former Gleneagles restaurant manager and owner of acclaimed Edinburgh bar 99 Hanover Street, Juan Jose Castillo Castro. Juan, and his partner Vanessa Alfano are set to bring a unique culinary blend of Scottish produce with Chilean flavours to the city.
The menu, created by chef Ross Clarke, celebrates bold and rich flavours presented across an array of small plates, ideal for sharing. There’s a focus on bespoke charcuterie created by East Coast Cured, which hangs on display at the open kitchen and bar, as well an emphasis on citrus cured seafood and grilled cuts of meat. Other dishes on the menu include Sopaipillas, a Chilean pumpkin bread, quinoa salads and Juan’s mother’s empanadas which she personally taught the chefs to make. Specials will be added regularly offering the freshest local produce available that week.
The food is accompanied by a selection of wines from Europe and South America that have been carefully chosen by Peter Brodie (former restaurant manager at Timberyard) and are available by the glass and carafe. There are also takes on traditional cocktails with a twist including classic Pisco cocktails.
83 Hanover Street seats 50 with the bar as its focal point, presenting the opportunity for counter top dining. The interiors convey a contemporary, rustic feel; distressed walls will complement dark wood detailing and copper lighting, and contrast with burnt orange and yellow leather banquette seating. The bar seats seven and here guests can enjoy their meal next to the buzz of the open kitchen and charcuterie counter - a great spot for those stopping for a quick bite and drink, and perfect for the solo diner at the counter top.