The Newcastle-based Cairn Hotel Group has unveiled the stunning new The Shore Grill & Fish House at The Queensferry Hotel and the launch of the restaurant marks the completion of the first phase of a massive £15m investment in the local landmark hotel.
Located on the headland above the historic town of North Queensferry, The Shore is the latest destination venue from the creators of the award-winning Twenty Princes Street & Juniper cocktail bar in the heart of Edinburgh city centre.
Last Thursday invited guests had the opportunity to preview what’s on offer at The Shore Grill & Fish House
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Ceiling to floor windows that sweep across the entire frontage of this expansive new open plan restaurant & bar take full advantage of the views of the new Queensferry Crossing that spans the Forth. Other distinguishing features include the stunning carved wooden ceiling that nods to The Shore’s maritime location and gleaming brass details that pay homage to the world famous bridges on its doorstep. Flooded with natural light, blending visionary design and an exceptional all day menu, this striking new restaurant & bar is the focal point of the Queensferry Hotel and is set to attract both locals and visitors to the area.
In addition to the new restaurant and bar, the Cairn Hotel Group has undertaken a complete refurbishment of the existing hotel including the addition of 64 new bedrooms, the creation of a new function suite, where the restaurant was formerly located, and a stunning new double-height reception area with ceiling to floor windows. Work on these areas is nearing completion and the hotel is due to be re-branded and re-launched as the Double Tree by Hilton Edinburgh Queensferry Crossing in the Autumn, with the Cairn Hotel Group retaining ownership and management of the property.
Live music performed by Bleeker
Commenting Stuart Douglas, General Manager, “We are really excited about The Shore and our launch is well timed to capitalise on the huge influx of visitors that the opening of the Queensferry Crossing will attract.
“The new restaurant and the hotel’s rebrand as a Double Tree by Hilton in the next few months will be hugely positive for the local area and the substantial investment reflects our belief in the potential of the hotel. The Cairn Hotel Group has a strong track record in identifying and realising the potential of properties, and operates over 30 hotels across the UK including Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street, The Station Hotel in Aberdeen, The Stirling Highland Hotel and the most recent acquisitions, the Holiday Inn Aberdeen – West & the Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre.
“We are confident that the new restaurant and investment in the hotel facilities will have a wide appeal to both locals and visitors to the area; capitalising on the hotel’s unrivalled location and views of the Forth and the bridges. Our investment is also good news for the local economy, as we anticipate employing over 100 people when work is complete, and we will be investing heavily in marketing to ensure that it becomes established as a leading venue for dining, weddings, conference & events and leisure travellers and it will also benefit from being part of the Hilton brand.”
Chefs have prepared delicious samples of grilled meat supplied by George Campbell & Sons
The Shore Grill & Fish House
St. Margaret’s Head
Inverkeithing, Fife KY11 1HP