Luckenbooths set to debut in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

The latest restaurant from Bon Vivant Group is available to book from Friday 24th September

The Bon Vivant Group is expanding its collection of much-loved Edinburgh eateries with a new 140 cover family-friendly restaurant, Luckenbooths.

Luckenbooths will open in Edinburgh’s Old Town and bookings are now being taken. The restaurant will provide a twist on classic dishes with the same high-quality, exceptional dining experience locals have come to expect from the award-winning hospitality company.

The new all-day restaurant and bar take its name from the locked booths which used to exist on the ground floor of the magnificent tenement buildings that once stood at the north of the Royal Mile.

Located at 329 High Street, Luckenbooths is set to welcome back a familiar face with former chef from The Bon Vivant, Emma Clark-Szabo returning as Head Chef. Working closely with some of the finest suppliers in Edinburgh, Clark-Szabo has created mouth-watering dishes inspired by their fresh and flavoursome produce, with honey sourced from Edinburgh Honey CO in Leith, bespoke batch whisky from Woven Whisky, and freshly caught lobster from Belhaven Lobster.

Luckenbooth's all-day menu, designed to highlight the best of Scotland’s local larder, presents a wide selection of dishes which includes Campbell’s haggis & beef shin bon bons, a Moving Mountains® vegan burger, and a crispy duck bowl with Asian ‘slaw, watermelon and toasted sesame.

Guests can also take in the historic surroundings of Edinburgh’s old town while enjoying a dram or a glass of wine using Luckenbooths spacious outdoor terrace. As with the other The Bon Vivant Group venues, the team have worked with The Bon Vivant’s Companion to put together a curated selection of drinks specially selected to complement what's on the menu.

Luckenbooths is also set to offer a specially created children’s menu with a range of delicious small and large plates suitable for diners of all ages. The menu will include a Scottish beef burger, family favourite mac & cheese with vegetables, and for dessert a delicious chocolate brownie or mini plum mess.

Anthony Hester, Director at The Bon Vivant Group said: “Luckenbooths is a fresh, new, family-friendly concept for The Bon Vivant Group where guests can gather every week to catch-up over drinks with friends, come together with family for Sunday lunch or celebrate those big life moments with those closest to us.

“We have taken all of the classic elements of casual dining fused with the high quality, excellent customer service of our other venues and created a space that is central, contemporary and most importantly, family-friendly. We are really excited to introduce a new generation of local Edinburgh customers to The Bon Vivant Group and celebrate the best of Scottish hospitality for years to come.”

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