Celebrity chef Tom Kitchin and wife, Michaela Kitchin, have announced plans to launch a new restaurant this year. The new venture will be the first of The Kitchin Group to feature rooms.
Tom Kitchin is the Michelin starred chef-proprietor of The Kitchin Group. The group owns highly renowned restaurants in Scotland including Castle Terrace in Ediburgh, Scran & Scallie in Stockbridge and The Kitchin in Leith. Throughout the group, the venues have won many prestigious awards – the Scran & Scallie, in particular, has been awarded a Bib Gourmand. Tom is Scotland’s youngest Michelin starred chef, having achieved the honour at only 29 years of age. He has since become much loved on British television, having appeared on The Great British Menu, UKTV Food’s Market Kitchen and BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.
The new restaurant and guest rooms will take over the site of the former Golf Inn Hotel based in East Lothian. The building dates back to 1836. A full refurbishment will take place, however the pair are keen to retain many of the features of the historic building. The final concept is said to feature a 60 cover restaurant, a bar, an outdoor area and 12 guest rooms.
Michaela will be taking charge of the restaurants design alongside Stephen Paterson from Burns Design. The aim is to blend Scandinavian design with Scottish design, whilst keeping the core features that The Kitchin Group Restaurants retain.