New five-star hotel, the Edinburgh Grand, has unveiled its ‘Register Club’ champagne and cocktail lounge bar.
The bar will occupy the entire west wing of the St Andrew Square building’s fourth floor, which welcomes its first guests on 1 June, serving simple dishes that focus on local and artisan producers and will also boast a bespoke cocktail list.
The Bon Vivant Group, which also runs the Devil’s Advocate in the Old Town and El Cartel, will operate The Register Club with aims to deliver a new first-class experience for Scotland’s capital city.
In addition to the main lounge and cocktail bar, The Register Club will also have its own Games Room which will benefit from separate access. Together with the innovative interior design, this allows the space to be hired for exclusive, private events for up to 35.
The Edinburgh Grand is Lateral City Apartments’ newest property in the city and is part of Chris Stewart Group’s Registers development, a regeneration and redevelopment project which is set to transform a corner of the prestigious St Andrew Square.
The hotel’s renovation took place over two years and will provide 50 individually designed apartments. As well as The Register Club on the fourth floor, the Bon Vivant team will be launching an aperitif cocktail bar with a light, continental food offering alongside a late night basement hangout offering an eclectic blend of fabulous food, drink and live music.
Additionally, London-based Hawksmoor will be opening a 170 cover restaurant in the former banking hall.
General manager Gavin MacLennan of Lateral City, which operates The Edinburgh Grand, said: “The Register Club will bring something completely new to Edinburgh. It will combine the kudos of a private club, the buzz of a cocktail bar and the interiors of an upscale establishment.
“We asked The Bon Vivant team to operate it, bringing their expert touch to ensuring that the experience in this breathtaking space is top notch. The Register Club is sure to become the city’s most stylish, yet discreet, spot for Edinburgh’s well-heeled set as well as our guests at the five-star Edinburgh Grand itself.”