survey result

Summary

£152
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In the historic port of Leith, overlooking the Water of Leith from its converted warehouse setting” Martin Wishart’s well established HQ has proved one of our annual diners’ poll’s most consistent over-achievers for the last two decades. It’s not a place for ego and gimmicks: just “exceptional food” (“the unusual combinations of flavours, especially of the amuse-bouches, are a delight”) that’s “well deserving of its accolades”. Service is notably “charming” too (“although we don’t visit frequently, as we live in London, we are always recognised and warmly welcomed”).

Summary

£125
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Loved it! Everything is just right” at Martin Wishart’s harbourside flagship: one of the city’s most accoladed culinary destinations, where his menus of “Frenchified Scottish ingredients” offer “decadent luxury” in “the cool, gentrified environs” of the Leith waterfront. “Every bit as good as the first time I came nearly 20 years ago”, it’s held a “Michelin star for 20 years for a reason”. It might be “slightly hushed and reverential for my (London!) tastes, but it totally deserves its accolades!”

Summary

£125
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Martin Wishart's Scottish establishment, down by the water in Leith, offers “a true fine-dining experience” that’s one of the best in Scotland, founded on “classic” cuisine and “excellent, formal but friendly service”. Paradoxically, in some reporters’ eyes, “despite having a Michelin star for 20 years it is something of a hidden gem, albeit one deserving even higher accolades”. It’s also been markedly consistent over the years (“first went in 2007 and it’s still as good as ever”).

Summary

£124
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still the best in Edinburgh” – Martin Wishart delivers “a glorious celebration of Scottish fare” at this “slightly formal” operation. “This is serious no-nonsense cooking from the canapés, to the amuse bouche, and you can opt for the tasting menu, à la carte, vegetarian tasting menu and fish tasting menu; plus a fantastic selection of wine and wine flights”. Stylewise, it’s “a classic modern dining room” in “a nice location by the water in Leith”, and “with a level of service akin to that of a top London hotel”. “The only quibble is the very limited choice at lunchtime” although the set deal is “overall very good value for the price”.

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £52.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 125.00 Always available 1
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

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Restaurant Martin Wishart Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Restaurant Martin Wishart Restaurant in EH6, Edinburgh by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Restaurant Martin Wishart restaurant.
A J
Everything you want from a Michelin Starred...
Reviewed 10 months, 1 day ago

"Everything you want from a Michelin Starred restaurant!! Excellent food, good wine and discrete service."

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Julie J
Amazing as always! Best restaurant in Edinb...
Reviewed 10 months, 26 days ago

"Amazing as always! Best restaurant in Edinburgh "

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54 The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA
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MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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