Restaurant Martin Wishart

Martin Wishart
Restaurant Martin Wishart

Restaurant Martin Wishart

  • One Michelin star
  • 7/10 The Good Food Guide
  • Top 50 The Good Food Guide
  • Four Rosettes

Address( View on map )

54 The Shore
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6RA
United Kingdom

Contact Details

The Chef

 

Martin Wishart

Martin Wishart had a modest upbringing in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh. Growing up his mother did most of the cooking – plenty of hearty soups and casseroles – and, while he enjoyed cooking himself from an early age, becoming a chef was not an ambition that had really occurred to him. Leaving school at 15, he toyed with the idea of becoming a carpenter but, fortunately, fate intervened and the young boy was first offered a job as a kitchen apprentice at a popular hotel in Edinburgh.

Martin Wishart accepted the position and spent the next five years of his life working in kitchens across Scotland. At the age of 20 he left his job at Cameron House in Loch Lomond and set off to France, turning up on the doorstep of renowned chef Marc Meneau’s restaurant in Burgundy. Meneau took a chance on the young chef, and Martin Wishart stayed a number of weeks, flourishing in the intense environment of a Michelin-starred kitchen.

Martin Wishart