W Hotel Edinburgh opens bookings for restaurants and bars including Sushisamba - here's what's on the menu

Bookings are now being taken for the three bars and restaurants at Edinburgh's W Hotel.

Published 17th Oct 2023
Updated 5 th Dec 2023

Bookings for tables for all of the W Hotel Edinburgh restaurants and bars, including the hotly anticipated Sushisamba, are now open ahead of the hotel’s November launch.

This November, W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 31 brands, is set open the W Edinburgh.

Bookings for the three dining outlets are open now for tables from 14 November.

These are: Sushisamba, the W Lounge and Brazilian-inspired speakeasy cocktail bar named Joao’s Place.


W Hotel Edinburgh restaurants
Picture: Sushisamba

Sushisamba, born of the energy and spirit of the three distinct cultures of Japan, Brazil and Peru, will be bringing its imaginative cuisine to W Edinburgh.

Guests can look forward to Japanese tempura and sushi, to Brazilian churrasco and moqueca, to Peruvian anticuchos and ceviches.

The menu will feature a selection of Sushisamba signature dishes among new Edinburgh specialties incorporating the local Scottish produce.

The open kitchen and fiery robata grill offer roasted and flavoured meats, vegetables and fish, while Sushisamba’s small plate style of service encourages a shared dining experience.

Edinburgh specialties will include robata grilled Highland Wagyu Flat Iron with honey soy, Loch Fyne Oysters Teriyaki, and the Samba Edinburgh Roll location’s namesake specialty roll.

Complementing the menu is a cocktail list, which includes a curated collection of premium sake and a Scottish and Japanese whiskies.

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The restaurant will have an outdoor terrace, a private dining room and will feature a bespoke mural by a local artist.

W Lounge

W Hotel Edinburgh restaurants

The W Lounge will serve food and drinks and has a 360-degree views of Edinburgh.

There will be a sharing menu and cocktails which focus on using the best produce from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

On the open-air rooftop W Deck, custom igloos will allow guests to enjoy the views of the city no matter the weather. Inside the all-day dining venue offers comfortable lounge decor.

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Dishes at the dining space here have many nods to the city’s famous flavours and produce and include; Grilled West Coast Razor Clams with Seaweed and Citrus Butter, Perthshire Venison Loin with Celeriac, Scottish Girolle, Brambles and Whisky Jus and XL Scottish Rarebit. On the dessert menu there will be a Baked Ben Nevis.

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W Lounge will also have a cocktail menu that leans into the myths and creatures of the Gaelic nations, which is also reflected in the design of the space.

Drinks include Èiridh - The Rising (Plum Teeling Poitin, Pear Eau de Vie, Peychaud Bitters, Lemon and Scottish Honey Cordial) and Ùrachadh - Awakening (Highland Park 12, Treacle Cordial, Coffee, Cream and Flamed Spices).

Joao's Place

Finally, guests and visitors to W Edinburgh can discover Joao’s Place.

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A speakeasy offering Brazilian-inspired cocktails, Joao’s is an intimate space inspired by the São Paulo neighbourhood of Liberdade.

The bar is inviting, with low lighting and curated lounge music with a Brazilian twist playing from a vinyl selection.

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Guests are set to enjoy the atmosphere from relaxed couches, tableside, or at the bar, alongside a spacious terrace with outdoor fire features and views of the city.

Ken Millar, General Manager at W Edinburgh said: “We can’t wait to unveil W Edinburgh’s dining concepts and welcome Sushisamba to the city.

"The acclaimed restaurant will offer our guests and visitors a Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian gastronomic experience unlike anything else in Edinburgh, in parallel with our unique 360-panoramic terrace views.

"Our aim is to celebrate the city’s culture and history – as you’ll see through our W Lounge menu – but also offer brand new horizons for locals and visitors alike”.

Bookings are being taken now for all eateries, with tables available from the 14 November.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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