Restaurant Mark Greenaway 4444

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

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SquareMeal Review of Restaurant Mark Greenaway

“Beautiful decor”, “mind-blowing food”, “impeccable service” – Mark Greenaway certainly ticks all the boxes at his gorgeously refashioned Georgian building in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Spectacular modern cooking with “bold and interesting combinations” is the deal, as the chef’s superbly presented dishes work their sensory magic. Here you might find top-notch ideas such as roast leg and breast of Perthshire quail with pistachio, beetroot, quail’s ‘Scotch egg’ and golden raisins ahead of, say, 11-hour slow-roast pork belly, 40-day dry-aged beef fillet with white mushroom purée or pan-roasted monkfish with artichoke purée, chicken ‘lollipop’, roasted cucumber and brown-butter jus. After that, swanky tongue-in-cheek desserts might bring the renowned ‘knot chocolate tart’ (as seen on TV’s Great British Menu) or a rhubarb extravaganza involving a frozen mousse, espuma, curd, jelly, candy floss and hibiscus-poached ‘sticks’. Mark’s front-of-house partner Nicola and her “well-mannered” staff also deserve a special mention in despatches, and it’s worth having a look at the specially designed wine vault in the basement – no wonder one reader declares “I wish I could live here". 

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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.

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