New Waverley development takes the Chop

Chop House Market Street Dining

THE Chop House restaurant and bar is the newest addition to Edinburgh’s Waverley Arches.

The capital’s new leisure and retail quarter, which is housed in a row of Victorian arches at the heart of the city’s Old Town, forms part of the £150 million New Waverley development.

Chop House Market Street is now open, building on the “contemporary bar and butchery concept” that made the original restaurant in Leith a popular destination when it was launched by The Compass Group last September.

Based in one of the largest arches, Chop House offers a 60-cover restaurant plus a large bar area over two floors. Design agency Four-by-Two created an interior that highlights the architectural details of the original brickwork. The lower level is home to a cocktail bar and booth seating while upstairs hosts a restaurant and kitchen.

Mark Fraser, Chop House managing director said, “The location is second to none and we are confident that The Arches will establish themselves as a key destination within the city centre. We are really excited about the interior of the building as we are creating a very special environment which makes the most of its unique location.”

Clive Wilding, New Waverley’s project director added, “This is yet another brilliant addition to The Arches which is now providing a genuine buzz around the city. The Arches provide something completely different, accommodating some of the most exciting new independent operators to be found anywhere in the UK.”