Edinburgh Chop House expands

Leith Chop House Mark Fraser and Michael Spink copy

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A second Chop House bar and butchery will open this July at the The Arches on East Market Street in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

The new Chop House site will be a continuation of the brand that successfully launched last September in Leith. (See our review HERE)
Open 7 days a week, Chop House will bring its unique casual dining experience focused on steak and cocktails to the city centre.

The focus of the menu is British beef, butchered in-house then dry-aged for up to 90 days in an on-site specialist fridge before being cooked over an open-flame charcoal grill.

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Himalayan salt dry ageing fridge

Sociable dining is central to the brand’s ethos, with large sharing steaks such as chateaubriand, bone-in rib and porterhouse taking centre stage. These specialist cuts will be available in varying weights between 500g and 1.2kg and are designed to encourage a sharing experience around the table. Prime cuts such as fillet, sirloin and rump will also feature on the menu alongside dishes such as steak burgers, lobster and charred lamb chops.

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Prime bone in rib with sides

The new venue is larger than the Leith original, laid out over 2 floors with an extensive bar area, located in a C-listed brickwork arch, originally constructed in 1875. The developers behind New Waverley have brought 19 historic arches back to life, creating a brand new retail and leisure destination for Edinburgh.

Award-winning design agency Four by Two have been commissioned to create a dynamic interior space including a custom-made steel staircase leading to a mezzanine level. Hanging booth seating, also custom-made from steel lending the restaurant a luxuriously modern feel whilst highlighting the architectural details of the original brickwork.

Leith Chop House
East Market Street
Edinburgh EH8 8FS

Twitter: @chophousesteak
Instagram: @chophousesteak

Monday-Friday: 12 noon– late
Saturday-Sunday: 10am – late




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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1 Comment

  1. last year's girl

    I heard about this on Saturday night as the girls and I had visited the original – so, so good. Agree about the price tag of course, though their two rump steaks/two sides for £25 deal on a Wednesday looks brilliant.

    Bitterly disappointed I had no room for dessert, but the cocktail with the candy floss in it eased the pain somewhat…

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