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Restaurant Martin Wishart
Restaurant Martin Wishart

Restaurant Martin Wishart Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.martin-wishart.co.uk
  • Phone: 0131 553 3557
  • Hours of Operation: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Martin Wishart
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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A word from Restaurant Martin Wishart
The multi-award winning Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh’s Port of Leith is among toptable’s most decorated dining rooms. Boasting numerous awards, as well as Edinburgh’s very first Michelin Star – awarded in 2001 – Restaurant Martin Wishart is romantic and refined, with an elegantly sumptuous dining room in mocha and cream, fresh flowers on tables and considered lighting casting a gentle glow. Headed up by Wishart himself, the kitchen team consists of one chef for every two guests, ensuring the utmost care goes in to every fabulous French styled dish, some traditional, others creatively contemporary. Ingredients throughout are fresh and locally sourced while the wine list is extensive, including wines from unusual locations.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have had dinner here twice and both have been simply superb. The cooking is sound and highly creative. The dishes ranged from very solid to remarkable and transcendent. The service has always been impeccable, striking that difficult balance between very correct and yet quite warm. The room is comfortable, but perhaps a bit on the spare side, and perhaps a bit noisy. Having dined in a number of Michelin 3-stars, I think Martin Wishart is not quite at that level. But close. Having dined in a number of one-stars in a number of different countries, it seems to me that Martin Wishart is notably ahead of most. I would expect that this restaurant should be about to get its second star. It certainly deserves it."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "Everything was absolutely perfect. We could not find fault with the service which was unobtrusive and the ambiance was elegant and tasteful. On top of that the food was everything you could wish for."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "As part of a wee foodie group dining every 3 months or so, we had the set lunch, All agreed one of the best in the 3 years we've been visiting Michelin and highly rated restaurants. Not only was the food, including the amuse bouche, delicious, the staff were helpful and friendly, attentive without being intrusive, and very personable. The duck starter was excellent and flavourful as was the soft but meaty halibut. There were rave reviews for the soup with roasted scallop and the impressive cheeseboard (there is a £10 supplement - but certainly enough to share). There was a real buzz about the lunchtime service with an elegant but comfortable ambience. We enjoyed the whole experience and wouldn't hesitate returning/recommending to others,"
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "Exquisite food, impeccable service, an outstanding dining experience. I have traveled extensively around the world and eaten in many fine restaurants over the past 30 years (NY, Paris, London, Rome, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney) and Restaurant Martin Wishart ranks as one of my finest culinary experiences in all of my travels. The food, preparation and presentation were very refined and the wine parings were outstanding. The service was flawless. Mr. Froge' and his wait staff were like a fine tuned orchestra, every movement was perfection. It is not an inexpensive evening....but worth the treat."
    dined on 11/09/2013
  • "Restaurant Martin Wishart in Edinburgh does exactly what Martin Wishart intended - brings French quality cuisine to Scotland whilst using local ingredients and inspiration. The food was excellent without being too rich or plentiful - after a 6 course tasting menu I felt well satisfied but not uncomfortably stuffed. Each dish was distinct, interesting, thoughtful and delicious. The staff were knowledgeable, discrete and very capable. They also accommodated a birthday request in a suitably refined and low-key style! Many thanks."
    dined on 22/08/2013
  • "Martin Wishart has a Michelin star - hence the title. This is not a cheap place to eat. The wines are generally expensive. However, the service is superb, the whole place sparkles and shines, the toilets are impeccable and the food - what can one say? The food TASTES. Everything has its flavour. Great place to show off or impress another but the main point is the excellent food. Well worth an annual visit or three."
    dined on 14/08/2013
  • "the set lunch price is very good value, but the disparity between that and the a la carte prices is too great I felt the suckling pig was not as expected, more like belly of pork I have had a good number of meals here--- all excellent-- but this time I felt the a la carte was poor value"
    dined on 06/08/2013
  • "We took the regular menu and the seafood menu and both were excellent and service was very good. There is also a great cheese cart with a large selection of cheeses. The restaurant is very nice with friendly service. A place to return to when in Edinburgh !"
    dined on 01/08/2013
  • "This was an experience of very fine dining. We went for the fish menu which was lovely, beautiful flavours. Service was good if a little overly. Recommend for special occasions as expensive and an experience not to forget in a hurry (in a good way)."
    dined on 12/06/2013
  • "Really imaginative food without being showy for the sake of it, assured cooking from a brigade at the top of their game. Backed up with examplary service and a more than decent wine list. Highly recommended for a special occasion."
    dined on 09/05/2013
  • "After we have several disappointments in london, we found out that edinburgh offers a choice of decent dining options... Martin wishart definetely among them... Shud not be missed!"
    dined on 02/05/2013
  • "Absolutely outstanding in every way. The tasting menu was incredible."
    dined on 02/05/2013
  • "This was an excellent meal, consisting of the six course tasting menu for April and the complementary wine flight.The scallop was a little chewy and the chocolate dessert was a bit underwhelming, but otherwise everything was beautifully presented, prepared with delicacy and skill, light to eat but full of flavour. The stand out dishes were the tartare of lightly smoked roe deer, the ceviche of halibut with mango and passion fruit and the roast onglet of beef with braised oxtail and bordelaise sauce."
    dined on 17/04/2013
  • "Of all the restaurants I have been to all over the world, Martin Wishart in Leith in Edinburgh is up there with the best of them. Signature dishes such as ceviche of halibut, haggis bon bons, roe deer and passion fruit souffle are always brilliantly presented. Would reccomend for a special occasion or for lunch which is great value at under £30."
    dined on 13/11/2012
  • "Don't get me wrong. This is fine dining and worth its star. We've been maybe five times before and never failed to love it and be wowed by it. But this time is was - well - a bit meh. The cooking was good, most courses were excellent, and the service was good. But the little things didn't click in the way it has before. Wine arrived exactly the same time as the food, making pouring difficult. The sommelier spilled practically every glass. And while some courses were truly outstanding, others were going through the motions. With one star, on all other occasions we've thought he was understarred. This time we're not so sure. This is still the best cooking in Edinburgh. But with Castle Terrace snapping at his heels, Martin needs to buck up."
    dined on 30/03/2013
  • "I wish I could come here more often! The food is always superb, the service amazing. I have dined in the Martin Wishart restaurant in Cameron House too and although it was first class, I love the ambience and friendly atmosphere at the Shore. I could not fault the whole experience."
    dined on 28/03/2013
  • "We visited the restaurant for our 8th anniversary and decided to do the tasting menu with matched wines. What a treat - each course was a delight. We opted for the main tasting menu although they also offer a fish and veg option. Something for everyone! We've been to a few Michelin star restaurant in the past, and this one is definitely up their. Finally the service was friendly and prompt without being in your face, which is something we've experienced before in such restaurants. 5 stars!"
    dined on 16/03/2013
  • "Lunch with champagne was a very enjoyable experience. The amuse bouche and starters were particularly good, though our main courses were a little disappointing and the cod could have been improved with some more vegetables. Puddings were good, but portions rather small. Menu choices were interesting, but limited, with only two per course. Wine and coffee were expensive, but good. Service attentive and discreet."
    dined on 13/03/2013
  • "A charming place to dine and eventually the service warms up though at times, especially at the start, it seems distant and really too inattentive. The set lunch menu is pleasant and the food skillfully presented and generally delicious. Our menu, however, presented us with courses that shared a colour palate though I admit it was all excellently cooked. There is a good range of wines by the glass spread over a commendable price range from top end to 'budget'. And the amuse bouche and canape add to the pleasure. The petit fours of chocolate 'boxes' filled with various flavours that let them down; and the coffee is ordinary and exorbitantly priced especially when it is compared with the very reasonable cost of the lunch. We enjoyed it."
    dined on 13/03/2013
  • "We had the set-price 3 course lunch with a glass of champagne for £28.50 each. Great value for the quality of the food and the impeccable service. Only two choices for each course so may be limiting for some - main course was venison or monkfish and we both had the monkfish, which was good. We also had an amuse bouche before our starter which was small but delicious and really made us want to try the tasting menu another time! And the chocolate cup petit fours with our coffee were fabulous, especially the salted caramel one. Must go again."
    dined on 21/02/2013
  • "A lovely lunch on a cold wintry day. Highlights were, as always for us, the amuse bouche and pudding, that's not to say the other courses were less exciting, they were not. In effect y`we had 5 courses for lunch and a glass of champagne for £28.50 in one of Scotland's best restaurants, how can you go wrong? We will be back as soon as we can, hopefully before Easter."
    dined on 21/02/2013
  • "We had a fabulous lunch at Martin Wisharts restaurant. The service was outstanding and the food exquisite . A wonderful dinning experience."
    dined on 21/02/2013
  • "Enjoyed a fairy pleasant meal at Restaurant Martin Wishart, the highs being: perfect ceviche (worth a visit alone); etherial wines; unbelievable petit fours; and near flawless service. While most of the food was delicious, well cooked, there were also mistakes which I wouldn't expect at this level, especially for a restaurant hoping for a second star: grit in the scallop amuse bouche; a small amount of shell left on the langoustine; grit in the wild mushrooms. The deserts were by far and away the weakest of all the courses and strangely present in large bowls. I'd taken a date here and while we had a nice evening, we both came away remembering the company as much as the food (though both wish we'd taken another salted caramel petit four)!"
    dined on 27/11/2012
  • "Enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Restaurant Martin Wishart on 26 October in Leith. Had three menus to choose from, 3 course lunch one, which is excellent value, a la carte, and the tasting menu. We opted for the lunch with wines to match and the food was exquisite. This included canapes and amuse bouche. Great menu with lamb's kidneys or seafood ravioli to start followed by rabbit or cod. the kidneys and rabbit were stand out dishes. Great cheese trolley selection and desserts were a great end to the meal. The lunch menu is particulary good value and the service, as always, was attentive and friendly. Good job JC."
    dined on 26/10/2012
  • "Another perfect meal at Martin Wishart, no wonder it has a Michelin star! The lunch time special offer is fantastic value too. The service was wonderful as usual and the food and the somellier's choice of wine was fantastic. Thanks!!"
    dined on 25/10/2012
  • "This was not cheap but it was out of this world. 6 waiters to look after 15 tables ensured optimum attention and service. The dishes were superb and the flavours so intense. The care and imagination evident in the pairing of sauces and meats and fish show why Martin Wishart is rated by Michelin. We went for a special dinner to mark a special occasion and it rang all the right bells. If you have never eaten dinner at Restaurant Martin Wishart, make yourself a promise to give it a try. This was truly outstanding in all regards."
    dined on 12/10/2012
  • "My wife and I took my mother-in-law for lunch. The staff are superb and treated my mother-in-law superbly and the food (as ever) was superb. Always a treat to visit."
    dined on 04/10/2012
  • "We hadn't been to Restaurant Martin Wishart in about 3 years. We were pleased to find that it is just as good as always. We went for the tasting menu and it had some really inventive dishes. The service was very attentive without being too intrusive. It is a little pricey but considering what you get, we feel that it is quite good value. Will definitely be back next time we are in Edinburgh."
    dined on 21/09/2012
  • "Fantastic meal at Martin Wishart on 18 August. Couldn't resist the tasting menu with matching wines. From the delightful canapés, amuse bouche, and on to the main events of the tasting courses the food was faultless. The service was also exquisite and the sommelier explained the wines at a level anyone could understand. If you haven't tried it, you must."
    dined on 18/08/2012
  • "I have been keen to visit Martin Wishart as it is some years since my last visit when piling up food in difficult to eat towers was all the rage. What a difference there was on this visit - beautifully presented food with a twist. We had the tasting menu and were delighted with all of the courses particularly the pigs trotter - something that I would never normally choose. Not a cheap restaurant by any stretch of the imagination but for a special occasion absolutely ideal"
    dined on 15/08/2012
  • "We go on an irregular basis and the food never disappoints, the staff is attentive and very knowledegable .It is extremely good value for money when you consider you are getting Michelin starred food. We use it as a treat for the mother-in-law in-lieu of babysitting and the staff are so good to her she really feels like she is being spoilt."
    dined on 28/06/2012
  • "We dine at Martin Wishart quite regularly and this time was the best meal EVER. I couldn't fault a thing about it. The special offer lunch is fantastic value with 3 courses, amuse bouches and petit fours, plus a glass of champagne for £28.50. The evening tasting menu is the best, but quite expensive so I save it for special occasions. It's still extremely good value though because the food is superb. I can't wait for my next visit!"
    dined on 31/05/2012
  • "Martin Wishart is with no doubt the best restaurant in Edinburgh and among the best that we have eaten at in the world. The tasting menu was exceptional with strong dishes from start to finish, including some combinations of flavours and textures - smoked salmon with crab, tuna tartare and apple granita, for example. The staff knew their stuff but also had a good sense of humour. Go there."
    dined on 06/04/2012
  • "I take the mother-in-law to Martin Wisharts for a treat and the food, the service and the ambience always deliver. We had a lovely lunch and the exceptional standard has never dipped in all the years we have been going."
    dined on 15/03/2012
  • "Spent an enjoyable afternoon at Martin Wishart. Fabulous tasting menu and really good service, but £15 for a cheese supplement?"
    dined on 18/02/2012
  • "Amazing place, amazing food, words can not describe this place. If you like fine dinning, this place is a must!!!"
    dined on 26/01/2012
  • "Excellent restaurant, words can not describe this place. If you like fine dinning, this place is a must!!!"
    dined on 01/12/2011