Gleneagles alumnus to launch Edinburgh restaurant

By Sophie Witts contact

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Gleneagles alumnus to launch Edinburgh restaurant
Former Gleneagles restaurant manager Juan Jose Castillo Castro is to launch his first restaurant in Edinburgh next month.

83 Hanover Street will offer a menu of small plates showcasing Scottish ingredients with Chilean and Swedish influences, paying homage to Castro’s multi-cultural upbringing.

Dishes will include sopaipillas (a Chilean pumpkin bread); Castro’s mother’s empanadas; citrus-cured seafood and grilled cuts of meat.

There will also be a focus on Edinburgh’s East Coast Cured charcuterie, which will hang on display at the open kitchen and bar.

The dining room will seat 50, with seven seats at a counter overlooking the kitchen and charcuterie counter.

Castro, who also owns Edinburgh bar 99 Hanover Street, is opening the site with his partner Vanessa Alfano.

He started at Gleneagles as head waiter in 2005 and worked at the hotel for ten years, progressing to restaurant manager.

83 Hanover Street is the latest in a flurry of independent openings announced for the Edinburgh area, with Fhior,The Little Chartroom​ and Luci’s Bar and Kitchen at nearby Lasswade​ set to open this year.

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