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11.11.13

EDINBURGH: NEW RESTAURANT - BISTRO MODERNE

Chef Mark Greenaway To Open Second Restaurant in Edinburgh

 

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Award-winning chef Mark Greenaway today revealed his plans to open a second restaurant in Edinburgh.   Due to open in early December the new venture, called Bistro Moderne by Mark Greenaway, will be housed in the recently-closed Café Fish on North West Circus Place in Stockbridge.

The award-winning chef said:  

“I’ve been looking for suitable opportunities for a second restaurant in Edinburgh for a while now.  The Bistro will offer simpler versions of my restaurant dishes as well as introducing some new styles of food from my repertoire, all served in a friendly and relaxed setting.”

Bistro Moderne will take the classic French bistro concept and revitalise it by adding imaginative dishes, a dessert bar and a 5-course grazing menu matched with whisky, beer and spirits to showcase drinks produced in Scotland.

Mark continued:

“I’ll be using the same fresh Scottish ingredients that I use at Restaurant Mark Greenaway, just treating them slightly differently.  And because Bistro will be open on a Sunday we’ll be serving amazing roasts of Aberdeen Angus beef and chicken.  I’m quite excited about that.  We’ll also have daily-changing blackboards for food and drinks and cocktails.  And I currently have a few surprises up my sleeve.  There’s a lot to look forward to.”

With 80 covers, the spacious restaurant will offer seating across two bars, two areas within the main room, and a further smaller area to the rear.  The Bistro will operate a no reservations policy for dining at the bar, although bookings can be made for table seating.

Restaurant Mark Greenaway is co-owned by Mark Greenaway and his fiancée Nicola Jack.  This partnership will continue at Bistro Moderne alongside new business partners Sue and Jeremy Hitchen.  The Hitchens operate Foodies Festivals which take place across the UK.

Jeremy Hitchen commented:

“I am delighted that Mark Greenaway will be adding to the buoyant restaurant scene with his new Bistro Moderne in Stockbridge, which promises a Scottish take on a French concept, at very affordable prices.” 

The Georgian building, which was formerly a bank, is currently being renovated.  

Bistro Moderne will be open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner.  Breakfast will be served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Earlier this month Mark launched the Mark Greenaway Award in association with independent brewer Innis & Gunn.  The award has been established to find Scotland’s best amateur pastry chef.

Mark will be appearing in a new BBC Two documentary Teen Canteen later this month.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Bistro Moderne

15 North West Circus Place

Edinburgh EH3 6SX

www.bistromoderne.co.uk

Twitter: @bistromoderne

Restaurant Mark Greenaway - www.markgreenaway.com

Restaurant Mark Greenaway relocated to North Castle Street in January 2013 after trading on Picardy place for 2 years.

About Mark

Mark Greenaway received nationwide acclaim following the opening of his eponymous restaurant in Edinburgh in February 2011.  The following January Mark was the only Scottish chef to be newly awarded 3 AA Rosettes for outstanding cuisine.

In April 2012 Mark represented Scotland on BBC2’s Great British Menu and appeared again in the 2013 series Great British Menu Does Comic Relief.  In the autumn of 2013, Mark will be appearing in a 3-part BBC documentary series following a group of teenagers from Linlithgow Academy in Scotland as they endeavour to launch a healthy take-away business.

With a passion for Scottish ingredients, Mark uses only the very best local, seasonal produce, transforming them with modern techniques.  Mark’s menus are always intriguing with a presentation that is pleasing to both eye and palate.  Mark’s signature style is desserts; a visit to Restaurant Mark Greenaway is an invitation to indulge in dessert.

With a career beginning in Scotland in 1992, Mark then went on to gain valuable experience during a 5-year stint in Australia, working at some of the nation’s top establishments.  On his return to Scotland, Mark continued his profession at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, Kilcamb Lodge Hotel in Strontian and The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in the Scottish Borders.

Away from the kitchen, Mark has taught at Braehead Cook School and the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, as well as giving regular cookery demonstrations at food events including Foodies Festival, Taste of Edinburgh, Gardening Scotland, BBC Good Food Show, Hotel Olympia in London and the Scottish Chefs Conference.

Awards

Scottish Hotel Awards 2011 ‘Rising Star Chef of the Year 2011’

Scottish Style Awards 2011 ‘Scotland’s Most Stylish Restaurant’

The AA Awards January 2012 - 3 AA Rosettes for outstanding cuisine

Media contact

Lee MacGregor at Mitchell Macgregor Public Relations

Email: lee@mitchellmacgregorpr.com Tel: 07801 286005