Martin Wishart opened his eponymous restaurant in Edinburgh’s historic Port of Leith with his wife Cecile in February 1999. Now celebrating eleven years of continuing growth, the doors that opened with just four staff now play host to a kitchen, front-of-house and management team of over twenty five.
Martin directs this team with one member of staff for every two guests, and holds true to the original mission to bring the very best traditional and modern French cuisine to Edinburgh, using the finest and freshest Scottish local ingredients.
Martin gave Edinburgh its first Michelin Star in 2001 and this has been confirmed every year since. Martin has been voted UK Chef of the year by the AA guide in September 2011 and had 8/10 in the good food guide.
Voted Number 8 Best restaurant in the UK, by The Times in November 2012.
After a recent visit, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay gave his seal of approval:
“Scotland’s next big thing, no question.”