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Martin Wishart’s “brilliant Leith establishment” was again voted by reporters as Scotland’s top gastronomic experience (despite taking rather more flak this year for punishing prices). “What makes it special is that isn’t gimmicky” – food that’s “adventurous but never wacky” is “just beautifully created from the best seasonal Scottish ingredients, and served by professionals in an ambience of calm and relaxation”.
“Words cannot describe how good the food is here!” – Martin Wishart’s Leith venture inspires a hymn of praise from reporters who again rank it as Scotland’s top gastronomic destination. “Helpful and highly polished” staff deliver “plate after plate of exquisite, precisely executed dishes” that “combine lightness of touch with depth of flavour”, while “the wine pairings work wondrously too”.
“Consistently near perfection”; with its “wonderful” dishes and its “first-class” but “unobtrusive” service, this Leith fixture is, say fans, “the best restaurant in Scotland”; if there is a criticism, it is that the style can sometimes seem a little “stiff”.
“Competes with the cooking you can find in any capital of the world!” – “every course presents beautiful combinations of flavour and design”, says one of the almost uniformly ecstatic reports on Martin W’s “very smart” and “professional” Leith landmark.
Restaurant Martin Wishart Restaurant Diner Reviews
"We tried the a la carte here, which is a four course option, the service is a quite a French, more formal style. My starter was sauted (sic) duck foie gras and oyster in a light broth an obvious choice. Only a choice of 3 second courses smaller but fine and a choice of 4 for the main course but again both of our choices were excellent in flavour and composition, the grouse was served en cocotte, the added Armagnac was not boiled off, but that suited me. Desserts were also excellent, a fine restaurant."
54 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA
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lunch noon - 2 pm, Sat 1.15 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 9 pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm