Restaurant Martin Wishart

Price guide: Expensive

54 The Shore, Edinburgh

Price guide: Expensive

The dining room at Restaurant Martin Wishart

By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#1 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
5
5.0
Ambience:
4.9
4.9
Service:
5
5.0
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Foodies, Special occasions

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Restaurant Martin Wishart

World-class food from a Michelin-starred chef.

Restaurant Martin Wishart is a destination restaurant. If you have any excuse to go - go. And if you don't - make one up. The food really is sublime and the moment you taste it you understand why this man has a Michelin star: every dish is a work of art, lovingly produced and presented with the most eye-watering precision.

The restaurant can be a little quiet in terms of volume, as there is a near reverential hush as dishes emerge from the kitchen to the delight of the wide-eyed diners.

Food and drink: 

The menus change daily, depending what Martin has been able to get hold of in the market that morning. It's fresh, it's delicate, it's clever and it's exciting, and I don't doubt it will be exquisite. This video will give you a flavour of what to expect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggleTouvGsg.
 

Recommended dishes: 

The six-course tasting menu is a real experience. It's a myriad different tastes and textures.

Ambience: 

It is a bit hushed, unless you're in with a big crowd. Having said that, this is all about food as it should be.

Service: 

The service is impeccable and part of the whole Michelin deal - so it is formal and rather fussy. It goes with the territory and you can't fault it.

Location: 

The Shore in Leith is opposite the water of Leith, a 10-minute taxi from the centre of town.

Price advice: 

An a la carte meal will set you back around £60, the tasting menu is £65; and the menu of the day at lunchtime costs £27.50.

Tables to book: 

Take one if you can get it.

More information on Restaurant Martin Wishart:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, French, Fusion
Address:
54 The Shore, Edinburgh
Telephone:
0131 553 3557
Website:
http://www.martin-wishart.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tues-Fri noon-2pm and 6.45pm-9.30pm; Sat noon-1.30pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm; closed Sunday and Monday
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Chef's chef of the year 2010/2011, Michelin star

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