Scott Smith to open Fhior

By Joe Lutrario contact

- Last updated on GMT

Scott Smith to open Fhior
Former Norn head chef Scott Smith is to open a restaurant in Edinburgh with wife Laura following a parting of ways with his business partner early this year.

Fhior, which is Gaelic for ‘true’ or ‘honest’, will open on Broughton Street later this month.

A number of other former Norn staff are involved in the project, which will serve “exciting modern Scottish food”.

“I want to create a place with vibrancy, that is fresh, bright and light with service that is informed yet casual and cooking that is honest and clean,” says Smith.

The new restaurant will be divided into two sections: a main dining room with 32 covers will serve a set tasting menu in the evening four days a week (Wednesday – Saturday) as well as lunch on Friday and Saturday when diners will also have the chance to pick a few dishes from the menu a la carte style too.

At the front of the restaurant there will be a more relaxed café/bar/shop, seating 12 for coffee and fresh pastries, pre and post dinner drinks and a range of bar snacks throughout the day.

Smith’s cooking at Norn - which closed recently - was well-received, attracting rave reviews from national critics including Marina O’Loughlin and the late AA Gill. The restaurant placed at number 88 on Restaurant Magazine’s National Restaurant Awards list last year.

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