Wild move for El Perro Negro

GLASGOW burger bar El Perro Negro has expanded into Edinburgh with the opening of an outlet in the city’s St James Quarter development.

The company, which operates a restaurant on Woodlands Road in Glasgow, has taken a unit within the Bonnie & Wild food hall, where it will operate alongside established residents Salt & Chilli, Creel Caught and The Gannet.

El Perro Negro is operated by founder Nick Watkins and backed by business partners Peter McKenna and Ivan Stein – the owners of The Gannet.

Watkins said opening in Bonnie & Wild “is a massive milestone for El Perro Negro”.

“The support from customers over the past seven years, since we started out as a small pop-up in Glasgow has been overwhelming and we can’t wait to welcome everyone at our newest location,” he said.

Bonnie & Wild director of operations, Ryan Barrie, said: “I’m over the moon that Nick and the El Perro Negro team are joining Bonnie & Wild.

“Nick’s focus on high quality and responsible sourcing really chimes with Bonnie & Wild, and we’re delighted to be welcoming the El Perro Negro team into our Scottish Marketplace, where they’ll be joining the likes national chef of Scotland Gary Maclean, The Gannet and chef Jimmy Lee, as well as local favourites East Pizzas, Chix and Joelato.

“I can’t wait to get my hands on one of their Top Dog burgers!”v