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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has unveiled a new-look for its flagship Gateway Restaurant following a month-long refurbishment.

The Botanic s restaurant, which is operated by event and catering specialists Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, has been upgraded with a new layout, flooring, bar and reception area. Planters and floral screens have been introduced to bring a flavour of the outdoors inside, as well as providing flexible room dividers for special events.

On the venue’s decked terrace, an all-weather kitchen has been installed specifically for weddings and events, with chefs able to create BBQ feasts, home-made stone-baked pizzas and an array of street-food style cuisine.

The refurbishment is part of Sodexo’s commitment to enhance the customer experience and ensure the new menu reflects the best local ingredients available, including home-grown salad, herbs and vegetables cultivated at the Botanics by the company’s in-house gardener.

Fraser Sharp, General Manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at the Botanics, said: “We’re really proud of our new look and have already had positive feedback from visitors. We’ve introduced a more versatile restaurant layout offering diners a spacious yet private environment, which will also benefit our guests at private evening events.”

For more information, visit the Gateway Restaurant website.