We are delighted to announce premier Indian restaurant brand Ronaq has opened a spectacular new restaurant here at New Waverley.
Ronaq is expanding its chain of high quality Indian restaurants into a stunning glass-fronted corner site within our development. Ronaq offers a tapas-style daytime menu to take advantage of the growing lunchtime demand in the area as the New Waverley development takes shape. At night, the venue will be transformed into a bustling bar area serving Indian snacks and starters, accompanied by a more formal eating experience in the spectacular restaurant inspired by the British Raj.
The location is a completely one-off space with a lovely open setting – situated just yards from the Royal Mile, one of the most iconic streets in the world and Waverley Station one of the busiest transport hubs in the UK.
Ronaq’s director, Mohammed Shoaib told us “We have designed the restaurant to take full advantage of the views across Edinburgh, combined with a varied menu serving the best in contemporary and traditional Asian cuisine. It’s an amazing space bringing together the best of Edinburgh, both old and new, and we are looking forward to literally lighting up the Old Town.”
Welcoming Ronaq to New Waverley, our development’s project director Clive Wilding said: “Within yards of the restaurant we have three new hotels which opened last year – plus The Arches, a thriving new retail and leisure quarter accommodating some of the most exciting independent operators to be found anywhere in the UK. New Waverley is now a genuine buzz around the city, with plenty more announcements to come in 2017.
New Waverley, our £150 million regeneration scheme currently transforming the heart of the city’s Old Town, has been nominated for a top national property award.
New Waverley was one of only a handful of UK-wide developments to make the shortlist for the fiercely-contested ‘Placemaking’ category of the 2017 Property Week Awards. The event will be held in London on April 4th.
The placemaking award rewards “commercial and mixed use developments that have regenerated and physically improved the built environment around a particular site”. Delivered by Artisan Real Estate Investors, the award nomination recognises its current status as one of the UK’s most important city-centre regeneration sites, taking place in the historic and highly sensitive World Heritage Site of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Clive Wilding, New Waverley’s Project Director said: “We are looking forward to the awards and are all delighted that New Waverley has made this prestigious national shortlist – especially as ‘placemaking’ is what our development is all about. “For the last two years, we have worked hard to make New Waverley be an integral part of Edinburgh’s Old Town, breathing new life back to a formerly neglected part of the city centre. This award nomination shows that our efforts are now paying off and I am delighted that New Waverley’s considerable impact is being recognised on a national stage by our peers and public alike.”
The New Waverley development has completed the latest phase with 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 overlooking 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.