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Eating Out: The Printing Press

Inspired by the City’s rich heritage, the menu for The Printing Press Restaurant in Edinburgh is as fine and elegant as the beautiful listed Georgian Townhouse it is housed in, whether you are dining in the all-day restaurant or relaxing in the late-night bar.

Building number 25 on George Street was home in the 1780s to the acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier, the equal of Jane Austen according to Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Burns was a frequent visitor.  Late in 1840, records show one John Oliphant living there – and Oliphant’s and Ferrier’s descendants founded Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, one of Scotland’s most prestigious publishing houses.  With these two connections to the building it was an obvious choice to call it The Printing Press.

Now the recent opening of The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen on Edinburgh’s George Street marks the significant restoration of the listed Georgian townhouse and the creation of an elegant, destination restaurant as part of the multi-million-pound investment in The Principal Edinburgh George Street. Sara Cosgrove, Design Director on the project, has worked with award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair and restaurateur Des McDonald on every detail of the scheme, from architectural restoration to paint finishes, lighting design to final touches such as the vintage typewriters and classic Scottish novels.

The Printing Press was created as a place where locals could meet for work or social occasions whatever the time with it’s all-day restaurant and late-night bar that aim to be a beacon of nourishment and hospitality.

The kitchen showcases the exceptional quality of ingredients available in Scotland seasonably, including a wide range of game, creating contemporary takes on classic dishes, and it’s cocktail bar offers a collection of local spirits, from single malts to Edinburgh gin and Scottish vodka.

Take a look at more pictures below, and for more information or to book at table please visit the official website here.