Called KORA by Tom Kitchin, it will open in Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield area this spring and will ‘present a passionate celebration of Scotland’s land and sea, in an homage to honest gastronomy’ according to the release details.
Named after the goddess of spring, flowers and vegetation in Greek mythology, KORA will represent Kitchin’s passion for working with the seasons and will continue his ‘from nature to plate’ ethos with what is described as a ‘zealous approach’ to local and seasonal cooking.
The new venue will have a 65-cover dining space as well as a separate bar area.
“I am thrilled to bring some great news to Edinburgh by introducing a new dining venue to the city. We are looking forward to bringing our Bruntsfield property back to life with a new concept, creating a genuine neighbourhood restaurant with a real sense of community,” says Kitchin.
“We want to give locals and visitors the chance to gather friends and family and experience a new dining destination, whether they want to catch up over a bottle of wine at the bar, enjoy a family lunch with the kids, or enjoy a relaxed evening meal, discovering some of the very best ingredients from across Scotland – there will be something for everyone.
“This next chapter is a really exciting one for our entire team and also for the city. We can’t wait to get back into the kitchen and start cooking some really fresh and exciting new dishes for our guests.”
The Kitchins opened Southside Scran at the end of 2018 as a neighbourhood bistro that bridged the gap between his Michelin-starred flagship The Kitchin and his popular gastropub The Scran & Scallie. It closed in January 2020 when it was impacted by both severe flooding and forced pandemic closures.
The couple also run The Bonnie Badger in Gullane, East Lothian.