The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen has been 18-months in the making, with the team hard at work refining menus and working with fantastic Scottish suppliers such as Buccleuch Beef, Heather Hills Farm and Loch Duart. To work with this great produce they’re also brought one of Scotland’s top chefs on board, Colin Fleming. Having worked under the likes of Nick Nairn and Martin Wishart, we had high hopes prior to our visit. What’s more, Colin is working with one of London’s most respected chefs, Des McDonald. The former head chef of The Ivy has been on hand to lend his expertise every step of the way.
On arrival it was lovely surprise to find somewhere so tastefully decorated. We were very excited to be eating at The Print Press Bar & Kitchen, it had certainly perked up our Wednesday evening. The staff were very friendly and nothing was a bother to them. They even managed to twist both our arms into having a midweek glass of wine. The menu is a range of traditional Scottish fair cooked in new and exciting ways. We had a hard time choosing what we wanted but eventually it was narrowed down.
This was the first time we had eaten here, we’d never quite made it in when it was Tempus. The interior has an art deco feel about it and the low lighting makes it a great place to be meeting friends or on a first date. By the time we had taken in our surroundings we spotted our starters on their way. Now we must apologise in advance for our photos as the lighting made it a little bit difficult for us to get really good photos. But I’m sure all you want to find out is if it’s good and you’ll forgive our photos.
The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen | 21-25 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB | 0131 240 7177 |