Chef stops the press

Executive chef Chris Niven

A FINALIST in last year’s Masterchef: The Professionals has been appointed executive head chef of a new restaurant in Edinburgh’s Scotsman building.

Chris Niven will preside over the menu at The Scotsman Grand Café & Bar, which is due to open in the summer.

The eatery will be based in what was originally the sales floor of The Scotsman newspaper building, which is said to have undergone a significant refurbishment.

Niven said: “Every dish is being designed from scratch and will be custom-made, with seasonality, flavour and sourcing at the heart of everything we do.”