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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

NB Bar
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.

Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
building photo © Adrian Welch

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
Email: [email protected]
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.
Capacity: 100
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

Hotels Edinburgh / Edinburgh Restaurants

Scotsman Hotel
photo © Adrian Welch

Scotsman Hotel
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

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

Edinburgh Old Town

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