Located on Edinburgh's historical North Bridge, The Scotsman has been converted from the Scotsman Newspaper's baronial offices into one of the most stylish hotels in the city and is just a minutes stroll from both Princes Street and The Royal Mile.
The hotel brings together the efficiency of the 21st Century with careful design, attention to the comfort of our guests and the very best in Scottish hospitality. The primary desire was to create a hotel of comfort with an ageless design. There are novel features throughout the building, echoing back to the buildings former life as the offices of the Scotsman Newspaper, resulting in a unique experience, for all guests.
North Bridge Brasserie, open all day where the architecture alone is stunning from the original marble pillars and oak panelling to the contemporary steel and glass bar and staircase. Framing the room is a gallery of small tables, allowing you to spy on the world, whilst enjoying an intimate meal. The cuisine is as varied as the décor, choose from Noodles with Tiger Prawns, Coconut, Chilli & Lime, Potato Gnocchi, Mushrooms, Parmesan & Garlic Croutons or Sea Scallops in Pancetta with Pea Puree to name but a few. Vermilion is our two rosettes, stylish and sophisticated, fine-dining restaurant at The Scotsman. Beth McTaggart and her team offer a very friendly, yet polished service, whilst Chris Smart works busily behind the scenes creating some of the very best food in Edinburgh, using the finest ingredients from Scotland and beyond. Wine is also an important feature with over 100 bins to complement the menu. Cream leather sofas in the bar area are the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of fizz prior to dinner, whilst inside the restaurant, bronze fronted cabinets sparkle with the reflection of candlelight to create the perfect setting for a relaxing and enjoyable evening. Vermilion is open from 7:00 pm – Wednesday to Sunday with every Sunday including our Screening Club.
Escape, a private members health club, is located at The Scotsman and entrance is complimentary to guests staying at the hotel. Extending over three levels of The Scotsman Hotel, the 20,000 sq. ft. club boasts a 16 metre swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, sanarium and steam room, Arctic & Tropical showers, 60 station gymnasium, cardio theatre, aerobics studio and café bar. In addition, there are five therapy suites that offer a diverse range of beauty and health treatments and a relaxation room. Funky, cutting edge design, impeccable individual service and state-of-the-art health and fitness technology makes Escape a unique facility.