Monday, August 8, 2022
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Virgin Hotel Edinburgh opens The Commons Club

The Virgin Hotel Edinburgh has opened its new bar and restaurant, The Commons Club, to non-residents.

Designed to be a “playful, yet sophisticated, environment for guests to eat and drink” the restaurant is headed-up by Executive Chef, Steven Wilson.  The menu includes Ceviche with line-caught & cured wild seabass, Wagyu Tataki with Scottish wagyu beef “Tataki style” and Halibut and Perthshire chicken.

The bar will have cocktails including a “Breakfast in the Highlands” made with Glenfiddich 15 Single Malt Whisky, Brown Butter, Toasted Oat Amontillado Sherry, Heather Honey and Bittered Sling Kensington Aromatic.

Scott McArdle, General Manager of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, said, “Edinburgh is such an iconic city and we’re thrilled it will be the home of our flagship restaurant and bar within the first Virgin Hotels in the UK and across Europe. Commons Club is a unique offering that will complement the current offering of the hotel. The food and drink menus will bring an array of local flavours to the table and can’t wait to welcome everyone in to try them.”

Steven Wilson, Executive Chef of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, added,  “After years of travelling the world and working in some unforgettable restaurants and hotels, I’m so excited to be back in my hometown and to be part of this iconic opening in Edinburgh.

“We really do have access to the highest quality local produce right on our doorstep in Scotland and that’s something the menu at Commons Club celebrates. Guests will enjoy our timeless menu that will continue to evolve with the seasons, keeping them coming back time and time again.”

The hotel is also offering a members club called “The Know. This brand-wide loyalty program provides guests with a personalised hotel experience allowing members to upgrade rooms, access member rates and special events as well as complimentary cocktails in the Commons Club.

The finished hotel will have 222 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites that have integrated tech to control lighting, thermostats, TVs, and order room service directly via the mobile app, Lucy – only available to members. Lucy can also enable guest check-in before arrival as well as being used as the room key.  The pet-friendly hotel also provides ‘pet-menities’ that includes dog beds and food and water dishes.

To follow the Commons Club, the hotel will launch all-day dining space, Eve, later this year.

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