Why you should visit the St James Quarter in Edinburgh

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April 14, 2022

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The recently opened St James Quarter is a fantastic shopping centre in the middle of Edinburgh offering a range of eateries, activities and shops with something for everyone. Keep reading for some of our favourite recommendations.

1 – Creative Eats at Bonnie and Wild

Bonnie and Wild is a Scottish marketplace with independent restaurants, bars and shops selling beer, wine, fish, pizza and gelato to name a few. There are also events such as pop up food festivals and live cooking demonstrations. The stalls are constantly changing so every time you visit there will be something new to experience, there really is nothing else like it in Scotland.


2 – Brand Debuts in Scotland

The shopping centre has a range of world famous brands opening up in Scotland for the first time. Some foodie places that are already open include; The Alchemist which is a creative cocktail bar and Pho, a healthy Vietnamese street food restaurant. Legendary Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian fusion restaurant SushiSamba is also opening it’s 5th outpost here soon. You can also find H Beauty from Harrods and the clothing brands & Other Stories, Bershka, Pull&Bear and Stradivarius all open now.


3 – Unique Activities

If you are looking for a fun activity try Lane7 which offers bowling, crazy golf, ping pong and much more. There is also now an Everyman Cinema where delicious food and drinks are brought to your comfy sofa from which you can watch a variety of new, classic and independent films.

lane7.co.uk, everymancinema.com

4 – Support Local Creatives

The St James Quarter also give you the opportunity to support local creatives and sustainable shopping with the Leith Collective. This is a independent retail space for local artists, makers and upcyclers helping to save unwanted items from landfill and supporting the local community.


Feel free to get in touch to arrange a visit, [email protected]

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