Superico Bar & Lounge is Now Open

 

Ever since 99 Hanover Street closed its doors for renovation earlier this year, we have waited with bated breath to hear what the future held for the legendary venue, sneaking a peak inside every time we walked past.

 

Kudos to the team for maintained the mystery, but we can now confirm the much-anticipated Superico Bar & Lounge is now open, complete with a fully-renovated interior, cocktail menu from an award-winning bar team, and a giant Japanese paper supermoon!

 

Superico (roughly translates to 'super-tasty') offers a full-spectrum food and drink experience across two venues on Hanover Street - Superico Bar & Lounge at 99 Hanover Street and Superico Restaurant at 83 Hanover Street - each complimenting one another with a shared ethos of attentive service and a relaxed yet upbeat atmosphere.

 

The drinks list has been developed by Superico’s award-winning team: general manager Michael Lynch and his team Johanna Cole and Claudio Poggi.

 

A highlight is the Padron Martini, served straight from the freezer giving it a rich, velvety texture that can only be achieved by serving it ice-cold.

 

The Green Apple Collins is an approachable twist on a classic Collins with added depth from a house green apple cordial and a kummel caraway liqueur from Mothership Scotland.

 

Another signature cocktail, the clarified Five Star Milk Punch, is made in one batch by filtering coconut yoghurt through a coffee filter with Star of Bombay gin, Martini Rubino, Amaro Montenegro, raspberry, milk and lime leaving the drink a clear pinky-red colour with a rich, creamy texture.

 

 

A food menu is under construction and will be available soon. Expect a selection of sharing-style plates of big, bold flavours - similar to those from Superico Restaurant – with a focus on the best Scottish produce enhanced using South American flavours.

 

The reimagining of Edinburgh institution 99 Hanover Street, run by Juan José Castillo Castro for the last 4 years, is part of a long-term plan to expand the Superico brand to more sites.

 

 

Juan commented: “We were due to open in late March, but obviously plans changed due to Covid-19. As a result we’ve had more time to develop our offering and capture the positive energy of our South American heritage. Despite having to operate slightly differently upon opening, with socially-distanced tables and table service only, we see it as a wonderful opportunity to get to know our guests better, and be able to give them a true Superico welcome and service.”

 

Following significant investment, Superico Bar & Lounge boasts one of the best sound and visual experiences in the UK. A live events schedule - SUPERICO SOUND SYSTEM – will launch when Government guidelines allow. Four magnificent Void speakers allow sound to be heard with crystal clear clarity throughout the space. Whilst the custom-built DJ booth houses a bespoke state-of-the-art MasterSounds system that awaits sets from local and international DJs.

 

The interior is the work of Jaco Justice of Edinburgh-based Studio Ja!Coco! and makes reference to South American symbolism and geography with a palette of earthy yet contemporary pinks and ochres. Whilst a breath-taking 2-metre diameter Japanese paper supermoon by Italian product-design veteran Davide Groppi glows from the centre of the room.

 

For more information and reservations, please visit www.superico.com

 

 

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