Brought to you by the team behind Glasgow’s The Ox and Finch, BABA is the newest restaurant to open on Edinburgh’s George Street and will be the new flagship restaurant in the recently launched Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square hotel.
This exciting new project is the result of a partnership between Ox and Finch‘s Jonathan MacDonald and Daniel Spurr, and Katherine Arnold and Robbie Bargh from London-based Gorgeous Group; a company at the forefront of global restaurant and bar concepts and designs; with the aim of introducing the vibrant flavours of the Levantine kitchen to Edinburgh.
With a bespoke charcoal grill as the centerpiece of the open kitchen, the restaurant will serve up Scottish lamb, beef, and seafood. Served spiced and grilled – Levantine-style – over coals, the carefully sourced meats will be accompanied by traditional mezze such as hummus with zhug and baba ganoush and muhammara.
To lead BABA’s kitchen brigade, David Barnett has been appointed as Head Chef. Glasgow-born David joins the team following a number of years heading the kitchen of 3 AA Rosette recipient The Torridon in Wester Ross.
Jonathan MacDonald said, ‘Eastern Mediterranean cuisine is extremely versatile. Developing this menu with the team has been a journey for us all. We have spent a great deal of time testing unique combinations of food and cooking techniques. The result is a menu that we believe will bring an unforgettable culinary experience to both hotel guests and Edinburgh locals. We have been overwhelmed by the success of Ox and Finch in Glasgow, and are so excited about bringing a completely new offering and dining experience to the people of Edinburgh.’
Find them: 130 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JZ