A luxury bistro in the capital has announced an opening date and unveiled a sample of the mouth-watering menu, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced.

Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini will open at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in the capital on Friday, 6 October 2017 and will feature the renowned chef’s signature blend of exquisite French cuisine and the finest Scottish ingredients.

The luxury new bistro is a partnership between the UK’s largest independent hotel group and the top Scottish chef and will feature 40-day hung Aberdeen Angus beef to delectable delicacies, such as Lindisfarne oysters and French rabbit.

A £250,000 investment will see the new restaurant offer a creative menu with beautifully executed dishes, based around the locality and seasonality of produce, and a classic and contemporary wine and drinks list.

With almost 30 years’ experience in the industry, Paul Tamburrini trained with Marco Pierre White at L’Escargot in London. He has worked at Rogano in Glasgow, Cameron House in Loch Lomond and Restaurant Martin Wishart in Leith, before spending five years as Executive Head Chef at Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow.  He said:

“Bistro Deluxe will showcase a progressive and forward-thinking menu, using the best local suppliers and producers, with incredible attention to detail and flavour sensations in each dish."

Ruaridh Macdonald, Deputy Chief Executive of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, said: “Paul Tamburrini is one of the most exciting chefs in Scotland and what he will bring to Bistro Deluxe will be his outstanding ability to produce exceptional food in the brand new state-of-the-art kitchen.

The 157-bedroom Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, which is located in Edinburgh’s historic old town, close to the Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament, has recently undergone a £3m renovation.