A NEW “grab and go” style Korean diner will open in Edinburgh this year, offering food inspired by the culture of Seoul.

Bibimbap Edinburgh will open in the former Pakora Bar location at 96 Hanover Street and the venue is currently undergoing refurbishment.

The Korean style diner will also offer space for up to 20 customers to either sit-in or take away.

The menu will include a variety of well-known Korean dishes including kimichi, deopbab and noodles.

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Mains on offer meanwhile include yache – broccoli, onions, mushrooms, beansprout and pak choi – as well as beef udon – wok fried beef with udon noodles and mixed vegetables.

Young Lee, head chef at Bibimbap Edinburgh will oversee the opening and said: “There is huge appreciation right now for Korean cuisine in Scotland – with mouthwatering foods dominating the internet and K-pop enjoying enormous popularity.

“Foodies in Edinburgh can now tuck into our extensive menu, which includes a variety of traditional and modern Korean dishes and enjoy tastes of downtown Seoul in a vibrant, colourful venue that plays homage to K-culture.”

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The original Bibimbap, located on West Nile Street in Glasgow, opened in March 2018 and has proved popular with residents.

The eatery is named after a Korean comfort food (pronounced as “bee-beem-baph) which consists of a bowl of warm white rice topped with vegetables and chilli pepper paste, soy sauce or fermented soybean paste.

The new restaurant will open this spring.