New Italian Restaurant for Edinburgh New Town

Martin Wishart Stefano Pieraccini

Rico’s to open at The Honours site

Just in time for summer Rico’s, on North Castle Street will be opening in July.

The new 56-cover restaurant and 20-cover bar will be situated on the former site of The Honours, which was previously owned by Michelin Star Chef Martin Wishart for 11 years.

Named after his grandfather Enrico Pieraccini, Rico’s is the latest addition to The Riccardo Group which includes The Broughton on Edinburgh’s Broughton Street and The Seafood Ristorante in St Andrews.

The restaurant will open for lunch and dinner five days a week, from Wednesday to Sunday.

Stefano Pieraccini

Commenting on the launch of Rico’s, Stefano said:

“Despite all of the challenges of the last year, we’re always looking for opportunities grow and develop the Rocca Group further. When the chance arose to take on the space, I knew I had to grab it with both hands.

“I have no doubt that many will be sad to see The Honours go after ten years on North Castle Street. Martin and I have a good relationship and he has been somewhat of an inspiration to me in my career to date.

“We like to think of this as an exciting opportunity to bring something really different to Edinburgh city centre. The venue itself will be stylish, desirable and have a great atmosphere, but I also want it to be somewhere guests know they will get excellent, authentic Italian dishes and warm hospitality.

“It is fantastic to be announcing some good news after the trials and tests of the pandemic. We can’t wait to welcome guests to Rico’s in July.”

Martin Wishart Stefano Pieraccini
Michelin Star Chef Martin Wishart said: “Sadly, during the pandemic I made the unavoidable decision to permanently close The Honours Brasserie. It is now time for the next chapter to unfold at North Castle Street.

“It’s great to see a young and ambitious restauranteur coming through, especially following a really challenging period for the industry over the last year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish Stefano all the very best with his new venture.”

Rico’s will be located at 58A North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LU. For more information, visit

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58A North Castle Street,


Opening July 2021.


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