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Chef and “passionate restaurateur” Martin Wishart has held a Michelin star here since 2001, and standards are still sky-high at his eponymous flagship restaurant on Leith waterfront. Inside, the “very pretty” dining room is tastefully done out in suave contemporary style with thick pile carpets, stripped pine panelling and mellow colour schemes,  while service is reckoned to be among the best in the city. Wishart’s cooking takes account of Scottish produce, although his seasonally changing repertoire bears all the hallmarks of rarefied and refined French technique. You could open your account by ordering ravioli of squab pigeon with spring cabbage, sage and truffle cream, before tackling a whole Orkney lobster with Wye valley asparagus, watercress, samphire and hollandaise sauce. After that, a dessert of sablé Breton with lime cream, Scottish strawberries, basil sorbet and meringue might beckon. There are also three tasting menus (including a fish version featuring the likes of monkfish with avocado, bomba rice and velvet crab bisque), while the superlative wine list offers some excellent food-matching possibilities. “Simply stunning”, concluded one fan.

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Restaurant Martin Wishart

54 The Shore, Leith ,Edinburgh EH6 6RA

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by   platinum reviewer (85)

Mar 2010

My visit to Martin Wishart was one where I was fortunate enough to be a part of an exclusively booked event, ensuring not only an exceptional menu but first rate service in an elegant and refined setting. The menu, which incorporated six courses of good quality -accomplished cooking skill and painstakingly precise presentation, started rather interestingly with an amuse bouche trio featuring beetroot, horseradish, smoked haddock and parmesan amongst other flavoursome ingredients. Courses continued...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Restaurant Martin Wishart

54 The Shore, Leith ,Edinburgh EH6 6RA

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by   bronze reviewer (10)

Feb 2010

I dined at the restaurant on Tuesday; I was very impressed that I could book online, especially as I only booked on the Monday when the restaurant was closed. I also received a telephone call in the morning to confirm my reservation. Other restaurants in Edinburgh take note. The atmosphere was relaxed but elegant, a good value lunch options was available but my guest and I selected the A la Carte. For starter my guest had the Kilbrannan Scallops and Bellota Ham, which looked delightful and I choose...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Restaurant Martin Wishart

54 The Shore, Leith ,Edinburgh EH6 6RA

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by   platinum reviewer (51)

Jan 2010

Just in case we’d not eaten enough over Christmas and Boxing day, we visited on the 27th, mainly due to the 28, 29 and 30th all been fully booked at time of booking. As indeed was our night, partly as it is a relatively small restaurant but also, I suspect, partly because of the restaurants excellent reputation. It was a tasting menu only on our evening, but that is fine with us as we always go for the tasting menu. The majority of courses in the tasting menu also had choices which gave welcome...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Martin Wishart

Starting on a YTS scheme at the age of 15, Scottish chef Martin Wishart subsequently moved to the heady domains of Albert Roux, Marco Pierre White and John Burton-Race. His Michelin-starred flagship, the self-named Restaurant Martin Wishart, started as a simple bistro in 1999 – with a kitchen that the chef had tiled himself. After that came a Cook School (2007), Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond (2008) and his Edinburgh brasserie, The Honours, in 2011.

Essential Details for Restaurant Martin Wishart

  • Cuisine: French
  • Area: Central Scotland
  • Price: £53.00
  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £50.00
  • Lunch: £28.50 (3 courses) Tues-Fri

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