Restaurant Mark Greenaway 333

69 North Castle Street, Old Town , Edinburgh, EH1 3LT

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SquareMeal Review of Restaurant Mark Greenaway

Mark Greenaway continues to tick all the boxes at his gorgeously refashioned Georgian building in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Spectacular modern cooking with bold and unusual overtones is the deal, and the chef’s superbly presented dishes know how to work a special kind on sensory magic. From the monthly four-course menu, for example, you might find top-notch ideas such as ‘potato chip’ (cured salmon with dill and treacle meringue) or a ‘vegetable garden’ of asparagus, broad beans and peas ahead of plaice with black olive, beetroot and chicken wing or duck partnered by watermelon, salsify and a leg hotpot. There’s a mid-course ‘picnic’ too (crisps, wild garlic, charcuterie, gougère) before swanky tongue-in-cheek desserts usher in the renowned ‘knot chocolate tart’ (as seen on TV’s Great British Menu) or a raspberry extravaganza involving candy floss, jelly and a frozen mousse. Mark’s front-of-house partner Nicola and her polite staff also deserve a special mention in despatches, and the whole package is reckoned to be “exceptional value for such great skill”.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Edinburgh Station 854m

Haymarket Station 1km

Address

Address: 69 North Castle Street, Old Town , Edinburgh EH1 3LT

Opening times

Tues-Sat 12N-2.30pm 5.30-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

Georgian House, Charlotte Square 117m

Church of St. Andrew and St. George, Edinburgh 691m

Details

Telephone: 0131 226 1155

Website:

Cuisine: Modern European

Lunch: £20/24.50 (2/3 courses)

Dinner: £20/24.50 (2/3 courses) 5.30-6.45pm

Private Dining: 16

10.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

L M. 04 July 2015

We visited here for the first time recently and four of us had the Market Menu (3 courses £22) and one had the a-la-carte. Not being a huge wine drinker I also went for the wine flight (£18) so they matched the food with an appropriate wine - i would not have known where to begin. The staff treat everyone as if they are royalty and are all well versed in the foods they are serving and the wines they give for accompaniment. Our meals were all superb and the attention to detail was amazing. The tastes were simply the best I have experienced and beatifully cooked and presented. We will definitely go back through to Edinburgh again just to eat here. They have managed to get a great balance whereby you experience fine dining in lovely surroundings but not so 'posh' you would feel uncomfortable. There is a nice relaxed atmosphere with gentle chatter from all the diners. I cannot fault it at all. The costs are ridiculously cheap for what you are getting and would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Mark Greenaway and Nicola and all the lovely staff.