Edinburgh launch brings DRG-owned Café Andaluz up to seven outlets

INDEPENDENT Scottish hospitality group the DRG has strengthened its grip on the Scottish capital with the opening of its third Café Andaluz restaurant in the city. 

The new Stockbridge eatery – which brings the Café Andaluz brand up to seven outlets – opened its doors last month, offering the signature Café Andaluz selection of Spanish-style tapas dishes, which includes well-known favourites such as Gambas pil pil, paella and patatas bravas. 

DRG – which also owns the Di Maggio’s and Amarone restaurants as well as Glasgow venues Barolo, The Citizen, The Anchor Line and Atlantic Brasserie and Edinburgh outlet, Cadiz – launched its first Café Andaluz in Glasgow in 2002. 

It now operates two Café Andaluz sites in Glasgow and one each in Aberdeen and Newcastle in addition to the Edinburgh restaurants. 

DRG claims the restaurants have now served over seven million customers.

Café Andaluz area manager, Ailsa Reid, said the company decided on Stockbridge for its third Edinburgh location because it is ‘a vibrant area with a fantastic culinary scene’.

“We know Andaluz’s Spanish flair will be a welcome addition to delight diners and families for years to come,” said Reid.  

“Right from day one with our first venue on Cresswell Lane, we have set out to create restaurants that are part of the fabric of the neighbourhoods that surround them, with generations of families returning time and time again. 

“We’re excited about bringing that same magic to Stockbridge.”

The new Stockbridge restaurant was opened with a ‘five day fiesta’ launch promotion that saw the venue offering customers 50% off their food bill, a free jug of sangria for their table, free desserts for all table covers, 50% off breakfast foods and a free cocktail.