A sister restaurant to hugely popular Edinburgh bar 99 Hanover Street is set to open this summer offering a range of great drinks and dishes inspired by Chilean cuisine.

83 Hanover Street is the first dining project from the former Gleneagles restaurant manager and current 99 Hanover Street owner, Juan Jose Castillo Castro.

Chilean born Juan says his newest venture will follow the same template as its sister bar accompanied by some modern South American cuisine.

Posting on the restaurant’s Facebook page, Juan’s team wrote: “Welcome to 83 Hanover Street – the first dining project from former Gleneagles restaurant manager and owner of the acclaimed Edinburgh bar 99 Hanover Street, Juan José Castillo Castro.

“Set to bring a unique culinary blend of Scottish produce with Chilean flavours, expect bespoke charcuterie from East Coast Cured, citrus cured seafood and Juan’s mother’s empanadas, all washed down with a selection of natural wines from Europe and South America. See you in June.”

83 Hanover Street will offer a modern menu of small plates showcasing fabulous Scottish ingredients prepared simply and playing tribute to Juan’s multicultural upbringing with influences of Chilean and Swedish cuisine.

The menu will celebrate bold and rich flavours presented across an array of small plates, ideal for sharing.

There will be a focus on bespoke charcuterie created by East Coast Cured, which will hang on display at the open kitchen and bar, as well an emphasis on citrus cured seafood and grilled cuts of meat.

Other dishes on the menu will include Sopaipillas, a Chilean pumpkin bread, quinoa salads and Juan’s mother’s empanadas which will be introduced by her and the chefs when she visits this summer. Specials will be added regularly offering the freshest local produce available that week.

The food will be accompanied by a selection of wines with traditional cellar practices, as well as some natural ones, from Europe and South America that have been carefully chosen by Peter Brodie (former restaurant manager at Timberyard) and will be available by the glass and carafe.

There will be takes on traditional cocktails with a twist including classic Pisco cocktails.

83 Hanover Street will seat 50 with a bar as its focal point, presenting the opportunity for counter top dining.

The interiors will convey a contemporary, rustic feel; distressed walls will complement dark wood detailing and copper lighting, and contrast with burnt orange and yellow leather banquette seating.

The bar will seat seven where guests can enjoy their meal next to the buzz of the open kitchen and charcuterie counter – a great spot for those stopping for a quick bite and drink, and perfect for the solo diner at the counter top.

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Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things whisky-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over six years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink.

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