Bonnie & Wild at St James Quarter officially opens

Bonnie and wild st james quarter

First look at new food court marketplace

The food court at St James Quarter isn’t like your usual shopping centre fare so there are no sad tables strewn with the remains of disgarded dinners here. At Bonnie & Wild marketplace there are eight chef-led food stalls, four speciality retailers and three bars to choose from. We’ve written about the plans previously and Local Chef went along to the press night to see and experience the new food outlets.

Bonnie and wild Edinburgh food hall

Gary Maclean, winner of Masterchef: The Professionals 2016 and the National Chef of Scotland has Creel Caught; while Glasgow chefs Peter McKenna and Jimmy Lee are behind The Gannet and Salt and Chilli Oriental respectively. There is also Rico’s Pasta Bar, Erpingham House, CHIX, east PIZZA, Joelato, and Broken Clock Café and Patisserie, Inverarity Wine, Butcher MacDuff 1890 and The Cheese Club.

Bonnie and wild st james quarter

Bonnie and wild st james quarter
If you’ve been to New York, this is just like Chelsea Market, with an array of top food and drink suppliers in surroundings a million miles away from your usual shopping centre food court. The decor is modern and tasteful decor with large windows providing plenty of natural light. Bonnie & Wild are here to impressive and it certainly does that.

Bonnie and wild st james quarter


Bonnie & Wild
St James Quarter
415-417 St James Crescent



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Our old friend Local Chef has been eating solid food since the early 80’s and cooking in professional kitchens for the past 15 years. A huge fan of fresh produce, hater of burgers and sloppy service, his favourite foods are classic European and modern Eastern/Asian.

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