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  • Writer's pictureSharon Wilson

Introducing The Bruntsfield ...

Edinburgh's newest neighbourhood hotel

The Neighbourhood Garden

This month, The Bruntsfield , a new boutique townhouse hotel with a secret garden, restaurant & bar concept 'The Neighbourhood'.

General Manager, Alistair Bruce comments:

“Our boutique townhouse hotel was built in 1861 when the doctors who resided within the three adjacent Baronial double villas, including the well know botanist and surgeon, William Craig - played a pivotal role in Edinburgh life. The Bruntsfield is rooted in this community spirit, and we continue that tradition today, welcoming and guiding new friends and visitors to all the treasures Edinburgh has to offer.”

The 72-bedroom hotel is within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile and Princes Street Gardens. Following a complete refurbishment by its new owners, inspired by its Bruntsfield neighbourhood and townhouse heritage, the look and feel of the new guest rooms are bright and welcoming with personal touches.

Bruntsfield Links

The Bruntsfield area is known for its charming cafes, specialist food retailers, and boutiques.

Bruntsfield Links, which the hotel and many guest rooms overlook, is 35 acres of open parkland which adjoins Bruntsfield Meadows and offers a green place for a relaxing stroll or a game on the short golf course.

Cosy nook

The new bar and restaurant, ‘The Neighbourhood l Kitchen – Bar – Garden’ offers guests the chance to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of an elegant home. To start a busy day of exploring the city, the menu has been curated with specialities such as The Neighbourhood’s renowned Scottish breakfast including sausages and haggis sourced from John Gilmour’s & Campbells, the local butcher. Smashed avocado with feta and chilli or French toast with mixed berries and maple syrup are other choices available.

The Neighbourhood’s new lunch and evening menus include a range of seasonal food and dishes also inspired by Scottish and local ingredients. Signature dishes include seared scallops served with smoked cauliflower puree and Stornoway black pudding and haggis ravioli with crushed neeps, crispy potato, and whisky cream sauce. Plenty of vegan and gluten free alternatives are available, as is a dedicated healthy and educational menu for children.

Espresso Martini

Pre or post dinner, guests can take advantage of The Neighbourhood’s bar and enjoy botanical cocktails such as the Scottish Garden made with Edinburgh Gin and The Watermelon & Strawberry Gin Cooler, using Caorunn Gin with a flavoured bubble on top. Meanwhile the ‘secret’ garden, hidden beyond a foliage archway, leads to secluded, heated booths where guests can enjoy the fresh air while keeping warm.

Rates start from £75 not including breakfast (an additional £14.50 per person).

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