Indian restaurant brand Ronaq has opened a new venture in Edinburgh’s New Waverley development. Ronaq, which first launched in Edinburgh three years ago, is expanding its chain of restaurants into a corner site location linking Cranston Street with East Market Street, close to the Royal Mile.
The new venue includes a large ground-level bar leading upstairs to a first-floor dining area seating up to 90 people, which is almost completely surrounded by floor to ceiling glass panels providing views across the Waverley Valley.
Ronaq’s director, Mohammed Shoaib, is confident that the new restaurant’s location will be an eye-catching addition to the Old Town’s eclectic restaurant mix.
The £150 million New Waverley development is being led by Artisan Real Estate Investors. Completed so far as part of the first development phase are two Whitbread Premier Inn hotels which opened in January 2016, and The Arches, a row of 19 Victorian arches which have been transformed to create an exciting new leisure and retail district for the city.
In December last year the new 146-apartment Aparthotels Adagio on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile opened for business overlooking a new football pitch-sized public square, becoming the first significant public space to open in the city centre for more than 50 years.