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Hawksmoor St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, Scotland’s first Hawksmoor, is located in a Grade A listed building which was once the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 1930s home. A considered approach was required, respecting the building’s grand Neoclassical style, influenced by American banking halls, by either incorporating or replicating original features such as mouldings and joinery. Historic images of the old banking hall inspired the cast iron staircase and balcony railing, while the new private dining room is named after the famous glass artist, Sadie McLellan, who designed the hall’s original glazing. The main hall is sub-divided by a central island bar and wine room for more intimate dining. Original limestone columns with decorative capitals have been meticulously renovated and can now be viewed up close from a new mezzanine. Carefully sourced reclaimed vintage furniture adds to the establishment’s authenticity, with repurposed doors and bespoke light fittings crafted with original Holophane glass.

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