Epicurean bar focusing on home-grown plants to open in Edinburgh

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Epicurean bar focusing on home-grown plants to open in Edinburgh

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Epicurean, a new bar focusing on drinks with home-grown flowers and herbs, is to open in Edinburgh in October.

Set to open on the ground floor of the five-star, 136-bedroom G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, on the George IV Bridge, the bar will be offer cocktails made with infusions and plants grown in the hotel’s EvoGro hydroponic – a widely-used plant growing system that uses LED lighting to allow different plants and herbs to be grown indoors, and is used by chefs such as Simon Rogan and John Williams.

Epicurean will also offer a wide selection of Scottish spirits and malts, as well as craft beer and wine, plus a range of Mediterranean spirits, and mocktails made with homemade juices.

There will also be an all-day Mediterranean-style food snack menu.

The new opening comes as the city centre hotel refurbishes its ground floor lobby and reception area, which will serve cakes and pastries inspired by the in-house produce, and its other restaurant, Italian-style Cucina, which has been revamped by designers Timorous Beasties (pictured below).   


Local florist Snapdragon is also set to open a shop in the space, and will offer florist masterclasses to guests, with Epicurean cocktails included in the package.

Part of the Quorvus Collection, the G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh also houses the Italian-style restaurant Cucina, and another Scottish-style bar, as well as a fitness centre and spa.

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