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Printing Press Bar & Kitchen in Edinburgh to close

The bar and restaurant, located in the InterContinental Edinburgh The George will close its doors this month.

Published: March 16, 2023

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen, which opened in 2015, and was named thanks to the building's link to prestigious publishing house, Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, will close on Sunday 19 March.

The Printing Press was the first venture in Scotland for the ex-Ivy head chef and former CEO of Caprice Holdings, Des McDonald, whose London restaurants include Vintage Salt, Q Grill and Holborn Dining Room at London’s Rosewood Hotel.

Although sad news for fans of the restaurant, it will be replaced with something new - and all current team members will remain in their roles.

InterContinental Edinburgh The George is in advanced talks with a globally renowned operator to occupy the hotel’s dining room with more details to be announced in due course.

For guests of the hotel who wish to dine during their stay, Burr & Co., the hotel’s resident coffee shop and the King’s Hall will be open in the evenings serving a bistro-style dinner menu. Breakfast will also temporarily be hosted in the King’s Hall while renovations take place.

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InterContinental Edinburgh The George General Manager, Michael Martin, said of the closure: “We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our brilliant team and those who have supported The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen over the past eight years.

"We have some very exciting news to share in the coming weeks that the team and I are busy working on.

"The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen had a very loyal following and I hope the regulars are just as enthusiastic as we are about our future plans. I hope to be able to share further details soon.”

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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