Restaurant Martin Wishart
54 The Shore, Edinburgh
- Recommended for:
- Foodies, Special occasions
Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Restaurant Martin Wishart
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.
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.
The six-course tasting menu is a real experience. It's a myriad different tastes and textures.
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.
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.
The Shore in Leith is opposite the water of Leith, a 10-minute taxi from the centre of town.
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.
Take one if you can get it.
More information on Restaurant Martin Wishart:
- Price guide:
- British, French, Fusion
- 54 The Shore, Edinburgh
- 0131 553 3557
- 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:
- Always essential
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Chef's chef of the year 2010/2011, Michelin star