Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, North Bridge Building Photos, Vermilion, Architect, Date, Architecture, Image
Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Luxury Accommodation on North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
post updated 2 January 2022
Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
includes the NB Bar and Vermilion Restaurant
Contact the Scotsman Hotel:
Phone +44 (0)131 556 5565; fax +44 (0)131 652 3652
Address: 20 North Bridge
The Scotsman Hotel – Description
North Bridge Brasserie photo © Adrian Welch
This red sandstone Edwardian building with a large marble staircase once housed the offices of The Scotsman newspaper. It’s now a luxury hotel with 56 rooms & 12 suites.
This luxury Scottish Hotel has a health club a brasserie, bar and restaurant. Excellent views from the upper floors of the Scotsman Hotel, particularly over North Bridge toward the Firth of Forth.
North Bridge Brasserie & Bar
Address & Contact Details The Scotsman, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT
Tel: +44 (0)131 622 2846
North Bridge Brasserie & Bar is set in The Scotsman Hotel, one of Edinburgh’s leading luxury hotels and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel occupies the former offices of The Scotsman newspaper, which inhabited the building for nearly a century. North Bridge Brasserie & Bar is set in the newspaper’s former marble reception hall and access to it is through the building’s original main door.
Opening Times: Mon – Sun: 11:00am – 12.30am
Food Style: Modern Scottish
Head Chef: Geoff Balharrie
Food & Beverage Manager: Kelsey Watchirs
Restaurant Manager: Simon Fraser
Typical Dishe:s Roast Cod, smoked Haddock Brandade, poached egg, spinach, cheddar glaze
Design: Tables are set in intimate coves and booths on the ground floor as well as around the walls of the gallery level. A stunningly contemporary steel staircase connects the two floors. In the centre of the room flanked on each side by four imposing marble pillars lies the modern cocktail and wine bar.
Private Dining: Yes
Á la carte menu: Starters from £6.00, Main courses from £15.00, Desserts from £6.00
Champagne from £46.00, House wine from £16.50, Water from £3.50
Architects: David Clarke Associates – DCA
68 bedrooms + restaurant + leisure facilities
The leisure club, swimming pool & gym are based lower down the building in the former type-setting and printing halls.
The building was an intriguing and efficient vertical factory: at the top were pigeon lofts for carrier pigeons carrying news back and forth from outlying parts of scotland, in the middle were the Editorial offices and down below the newspapers were printed and then churned out under Market Street to waiting trains for distribution.
David Clarke Associates were also responsible for 42 The Calls in Leeds
Edinburgh Old Town Buildings
Significant Edinburgh Old Town Property – Selection:
Old Town Scotsman : Newspaper building
Scottish Capital Architecture
Buildings adjacent to the Scotsman Hotel – key selection:
Jenners – to the North West
Balmoral Hotel – to the North
Royal Museum of Scotland – to the South
Comments / photos for the Scotsman Hotel Architecture at 20 North Bridge page welcome