THE Scottish firm behind the Six by Nico chain has announced the opening of two brand-new Edinburgh restaurants

The investment in the city's food and drink sector is said to be part of an "ambitious development".

Six Company's chief executive Nico Simeone confirmed the two million pound investment and when the new Six by Nico and Somewhere by Nico eateries would open.

Six Company announces Six by Nico and Somwhere by Nico openings in Edinburgh this summer

The firm said that the Somewhere by Nico location in Edinburgh would be an "immersive cocktail venue that aims to reinvent the traditional bar experience by combining multisensory, mixology and storytelling."

The first of these Somewhere by Nico bars opened in Glasgow in January of this year.

This comes after the opening of 16 Six by Nico restaurants across the UK since 2017 and six years since the chain started operating in Scotland's capital.

Discussing the new "experience", the company said: "With storytelling at the heart of the experience, guests are transformed into adventurers, with mixologists becoming the narrator, through enhanced narratives in every drink.

"Its mystical decor will transport you to a dream world that will challenge all your senses throughout a carefully curated two hour cocktail experience for £65pp."

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The Somewhere by Nico and Six by Nico openings will take place in June and will be located next to one another.

Six Company Chief Executive and founder Nico Simeone said: “Our team is driven daily by the challenge to constantly create and reinvent. We are dedicated to being different, never resting on our laurels, and continuously striving to create the best customer experiences.

"Our second Six by Nico site in Edinburgh City Centre underlines our commitments to the city and provides our guests with more dining options, as well as the introduction of Somewhere by Nico, our latest brand that reinvents the conventional cocktail experience." 

The new chains will be located on Queensferry Street in the former Foundry 39 building at 39A Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh EH2 4RA.