The St James Quarter development will include a new 244 room W hotel with a rooftop restaurant on levels 10 and 11.

The operator will be SUSHISAMBA restaurant group which serves Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine when the restaurant opens in 2022.

It is promised that the dining room will have great views of the Edinburgh skyline along with a chef’s table and outdoor terraces.

Ed Webb, Director of Development Management at St James Quarter, said: “From the start, we’ve focused on ensuring St James Quarter attracts world-leading brands and securing SUSHISAMBA for the rooftop of W Edinburgh matches this ambition.

“The SUSHISAMBA brand and offer is a perfect fit for our vision and is a fantastic addition to the existing food line-up at St James Quarter.”

SUSHISAMBA will bring a new level of energy and excitement to Edinburgh, showcasing a joint vision and innovative concepts not yet seen in the Scottish capital.”

Omar Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer of SUSHISAMBA, added: “Edinburgh and its international appeal make it a natural fit for SUSHISAMBA’s third UK location as we continue to expand our brand globally.  We look forward to unveiling our cutting-edge plans and are honoured to join the growing list of pedigree brands that make up St James Quarters’ iconic estate.”

The development is the largest in a generation in the capital with 1.7 million square feet of mixed retail, leisure and housing.

St James Quarter – photo taken in 2019 during construction