Last week, our client St James Quarter secured the internationally acclaimed SUSHISAMBA restaurant group to occupy the rooftop at W Edinburgh, located on levels 10 and 11.

SUSHISAMBA Edinburgh will open within W Edinburgh as part of St James Quarter’s final phase in 2022. The restaurant will be the brand’s third UK location and its first outside of London, joining Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Dubai and two London sites Heron Tower and Covent Garden.

SUSHISAMBA Edinburgh will deliver its unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, culture, music and design to the Scottish capital, taking space within Scotland’s first W Hotel – the 244-room W Edinburgh. The restaurant will feature a main dining room with unparalleled views of Edinburgh’s iconic skyline, a vibrant bar & lounge, chef’s table, and outdoor terraces.

Ed Webb, Director of Development Management at St James Quarter, said: From the start, we’ve focused on ensuring St James Quarter attracts world-leading brands and securing SUSHISAMBA for the rooftop of W Edinburgh matches this ambition. The SUSHISAMBA brand and offer is a perfect fit for our vision and is a fantastic addition to the existing food line-up at St James Quarter.”

SUSHISAMBA will bring a new level of energy and excitement to Edinburgh, showcasing a joint vision and innovative concepts not yet seen in the Scottish capital.”

Omar Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer of SUSHISAMBA, added: “Edinburgh and its international appeal make it a natural fit for SUSHISAMBA’s third UK location as we continue to expand our brand globally.  We look forward to unveiling our cutting-edge plans and are honoured to join the growing list of pedigree brands that make up St James Quarters’ iconic estate.”

This latest signing at St James Quarter, set to open the first phase of its retail, dining and leisure elements in Spring of 2021, underscores the Scottish capital’s global appeal.

A game-changing mixed-use development being delivered by Nuveen Real Estate, St James Quarter completes the distinctive offer of Edinburgh with over 80 new brands, an enticing mix of restaurants and bars, W Edinburgh, a boutique Everyman Cinema, a Roomzzz Aparthotel, and an unrivalled guest experience providing customers with an enviable events programme in a range of new and attractive public spaces.

Complementing an unrivalled shopping offer, which includes a host of brands including & Other Stories, Mango, Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Russell & Bromley, Miele, Next, H&M, JD Sports, John Lewis, and many more, St James Quarter will be a premier food and drink destination Providing a truly diverse offer – from fast food, fresh food, to family and restaurant dining including newly signed Bonnie & Wild as the anchor for the development’s new concept food hall, @Pizza, Five Guys, and The Alchemist. The offer will be available over a number of locations throughout St James Quarter, each with its own unique look and feel.