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“Simply the best”

Restaurant Martin Wishart
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Ranked #23 of 2,506 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$36 - US$104
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: "toptable Dining Awards 2007 - Runner-up: Best Ambience category The award-winning Martin Wishart restaurant in Edinburgh 's port of Leith is a stunning fine dining experience not to be missed. The relaxed cream and mocha colour scheme, fresh flowers and flawless service provide the perfect backdrop for the exquisite food. Wishart – who has worked with super-chefs such as Marc Meneau, Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White during his high-profile career – has a dedicated team of eight chefs working overtime to create the restaurant's Michelin-starred modern Scottish menu. We love the lobster and smoked haddock souffle with soubise spinach; the partridge and foie gras with red cabbage and apple sauce; and the roast loin and civet of hare with apple, beetroot, salsafi and black pudding sauce. "
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“Simply the best”
Reviewed 23 June 2011

Martin Wisharts Cook school has a Private dining room which was perfect venue to have some family fun for our Ruby Wedding celebration.We travelled from as far as Northampton and Inverness so arrangements were all done by email but perfectly executed. Overseen by Martin, Chef Kevin and his team provided a wonderful evening of fabulous food and Euan and Mark from the restaurant provided their usual faultless service. A perfect night, The Tasting Menu designed by Martin was absolutely delicious and comparable to the main Wisharts Restaurant but more personal. Earlier in the year we attended the Little Beauty wine & dine event at Wisharts so selected their wines to compliment the courses again matched perfectly. Super evening enjoyed by ALL

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank cthecliffs
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“The Pure Theatre of food in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 16 June 2011

Martin Wisharts resteraunt in Lieth,Edinburgh is pure Theatre.
We have dined there before and thought it was magical but this time we took friends and it was even better that our and theirs expectations.
We all chose the seasonal taster menu and could not find any fault with either the food or the excellent service. Martin Wishart was on duty at the pass when we arrived but his staff were attentive , very informative and truly entertaining.
We also learnt that Martin is to open another "Bistro Style" restaraunt in Edinburgh , North Castle Road off George Street I beleive and we have already booked for December when we are back in Edinburgh.

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank Chinatrader
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“massive let down”
Reviewed 14 June 2011

I went with my wife for lunch. We had expected the special lunch menu but were offered only the a La carte or taster menu. We opted for the latter.

Firstly we got haggis balls, which were ok. but then again I thin 'Iceland' do them now so they are not really out the ordinary.

Following that we had so kind of merange filled with paste. Pretty tastless whatever it was.

Followed by a frothy mushroom soup which was ok.

Foi gras followed that which was the size and thickness of a credit card and was sweet to the taste and nothing much else.

Langoustine on white chocolate was as bad as it sounds, overpoweringly sickley sweet.

Roe deer and potatos which was nice but was size of 50p piece and the potatos were same size as 2 scampi fries.

I had the cheese to finish at a £15 supplement which was obviously ok.

I also opted for the wine tasting menu at £40 which on the whole was way too much on the sweet side again and in very small measures.

All and all we spent £215 and walked out stone cold sober, starving and feeling a bit sick because of all the sugar we had eaten.

Ive been to many places at a third of the price which have been much better so on the whole very disappointed.

  • Visited April 2011
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13 Thank letsgoback1989
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“An excellent evening”
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Went with four other members of my family, all foodies. We had a great time, the services was formal yet welcoming, the food excellent and the wine well chosen. I would happily recommend Wisharts to anyone.

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Thank Ropeboy88
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

Visited for lunch on this occassion and opted for the set lunch menu with accompanying wines. On initial inspection of the menu we weren't exactly blown away by the choices, thankfully the daily special was a wild salmon dish which we both selected, with a rilette of duck as a starter. The rilette could have been anything and was not very inspiring at all, the main of salmon was lovely and very tasty. We had a lemon cheesecake and the chocolate praline for desert. My cheesecake was ok but the cake base was quite dry and there was little sharpness to the lemon cheesecake. The chocolate dish was in both of our opinion overly salty. i know a little salt can accentuate the taste of chocolate, however getting a fairly large christal of sea salt in your mouth when eating desert is not pleasurable .The waiting staff when they enquired if we enjoyed the desert did offer to provide an alternative dish if required. Service on a whole was very good.

  • Visited May 2011
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2 Thank Cumbrialife
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