A RESTAURANT on the edge of Edinburgh’s city centre has opened following refurbishment work.

The University of Edinburgh Hospitality & Events Collection has officially opened The Brasserie at The Scholar.

It forms part of The Scholar Hotel and is located at the foot of Arthur’s Seat.

The restaurant’s executive chef, Ed Fortune, has introduced a number of seasonal menus showcasing the best Scottish suppliers have to offer.

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As spring arrives, guests can savour Shetland mussels, Scottish asparagus and new season raspberries.

Dishes such as smoked duck with Stornoway black pudding and lamb rump with maple bacon, green beans, miso neeps and tarragon are also available.

More classic offerings such as fish and chips as well as a selection of sandwiches and burgers make up the rest of the menu.

The restaurant group’s general manager Gavin MacLennan commented: “At The Brasserie we are passionate about seasonal produce and providing our guests the fresh and rich flavours of Scotland throughout the year.

“Moving into spring, we wanted to offer a lighter, brighter menu that captures the very best of British cuisine, collaborating with the finest local suppliers to bring each dish together.

“We look forward to welcoming local residents and visitors to Edinburgh at The Brasserie. These are exciting developments in the works at all of our hotels within the collection and we cannot wait to share them with the local community in the coming months.”