Monday, May 09, 2011

Golden Helicopter Award to The Dome, Edinburgh

The Dome in George Street, Edinburgh is a restaurant, bar and cafe of the very highest quality and outstanding service - it's somewhere you just don't want to leave!
THE DOME was originally the old Physicians hall (1775), built and designed by JAMES CRAIG the celebrated planner of Edinburgh's New Town. Unfortunately for the College of Physicians the original estimate of £2,725 rose to £4,800 by completion, leaving the College approximately £1,000 in debt. Unsurprisingly after a short time the College looked for a purchaser and eventually THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF SCOTLAND made an offer for the site and premise for £20,000 in 1843 - some seventy years later.
In 1993 The Royal Bank of Scotland decided that the building was no longer viable and transferred all business to the St. Andrew Square office and 14 George Street was put up for sale. A local company called Caledonian Heritable Ltd bought the building and converted the bank to how you see it today.
It has been very carefully restored and decorated and is now just outstanding
A well earned Golden Helicopter Award goes to The Dome.

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