New Restaurant ‘Bar Brasserie’, Bruntsfield Hotel, Edinburgh

A clever and innovative design to complement and contrast the classic 1860s façade and original features of the property with a smart, cool interior design. The old and the new really work. ORA’s design brief by the hotel was to create a new all singing, all dancing bar, coffee house and eatery. This was a major re-branding project, at a cost of around £ 500,000, completely refurbishing the cosy old King’s Bar pub to develop it into a bright, light contemporary, flexible environment for all day drinking and dining from breakfast, lunch and dinner, from morning coffees to late night cocktails. The bar was repositioned, to create an open plan space, walls were knocked down to take over former office space.

As an extension to the back of the hotel, a new glass fronted conservatory was built within an existing courtyard. This is now an attractive landscaped patio surrounded by trees, shrubs and planters for alfresco drinks and meals – and ideal for smokers. For those who know the hotel, the former Cardoon restaurant is now a function suite for wedding receptions, conferences and private events.

To the front of the building a new Porte Cochere was added providing a covered walkway from the car to the entrance for guests.

Client:Queensferry Hotels
Location:Edinburgh
Contractor:Donaldson Construction Ltd
Contract Value:£500 000