Respected Scottish chef Mark Greenaway is to open a new restaurant at the five-star Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian in Edinburgh this April.
The 170-cover Grazing by Mark Greenaway promises a laidback, ‘grazing’ concept, with a mix of traditional, modern and sharing plates featuring locally sourced ingredients.
The ground-floor restaurant replaces Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, after Galvin Restaurants announced in early March that it was closing its operations at the Princes Street hotel. It will maintain the same brasserie look and feel but will be updated ahead of its relaunch.
New dishes will include Greenaway’s BBQ shiitake mushrooms on toast, a cured meat and choux pastry picnic box, and buttermilk pancakes inspired by the Scottish chef’s recent visit to Japan.
Meanwhile there will also be more traditional options such as shepherd’s pie and roast chicken, as well as signature Greenaway dishes like his 11-hour slow roast pork belly and sticky toffee soufflé.
Greenaway said: “The brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria is an excellent restaurant space, lending itself to a relaxed dining experience in a stunning location with its own entrance from Rutland Street. It will undergo a complete overhaul at the start of April as we freshen up the space to provide guests with an entirely new dining experience.”
He added: “Being part of such an historic building within Edinburgh’s city centre is what we see as the natural evolution of our offering – a delectable experience in grand surroundings, yet relaxed and accessible to all. Our focus will be on helping our diners to share and enjoy wonderful food in a leisurely fashion – ‘grazing’ at their own pace. We have some new and unique dishes to present, but my loyal visitors can expect to see a few recognisable touches and some familiar faces too.”
Dale MacPhee, general manager at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, said: “The experience economy continues to be a driving force among consumers and we recognise the importance of keeping our offering fresh. We see this as an exciting new chapter for our relaxed dining outlet in the hotel and very much look forward to welcoming Mark to the team.”
Reservations are open as of 2nd April ahead of a mid-April launch.
Greenaway, who announced the closure of his eponymous fine dining restaurant on Edinburgh’s North Castle Street in August last year ahead of a new venture, is also expected to open a fine dining restaurant in the city, details of which have not yet been revealed.