FAMOUS Hollywood director Joe Russo has invested in a new restaurant venture in Edinburgh.

Last night, Scottish chef Sean Clark and business partner - and former wine merchant - Paul O'Donoghue officially launched their new restaurant venture Under The Table’

They were joined by Russo, who is an investor in the new bistro, as well as world renowned for his work on the Marvel film series.

Under the Table is a modern bistro inspired and influenced by Scotland’s larder.

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Located on the city’s Dundas Street, the 50-cover bistro will offer a fixed price lunch menu and an A La Carte dinner menu, including a relaxed Sunday lunch offering.

Each dish on the menu will be a celebration of carefully considered local and seasonal produce and will change often to ensure customers are experiencing only the best ingredients sourced from the restaurant's carefully curated local suppliers.

Commenting on the bistro, O’Donoghue said: “Under The Table bring to life conversations and ideas that have been fermenting for over six years.

“We will be an ingredient focussed restaurant with strong links and references to classic European cuisine, taking inspiration from the Bouchon’s and Osteria’s of France and Italy that we love, where wine lives front and centre and warm hospitality is ever present.”