Further to the closure of Restaurant Mark Greenaway at No. 12 Picardy Place in November last year, the Edinburgh-based chef has announced his restaurant will re-launch on Friday 18 January 2013 on the capital’s North Castle Street.
The award-winning chef said:
“I’m delighted to reveal the new location of my restaurant and equally thrilled to be getting back into the kitchen. By being more central I hope to have a better lunch trade, and having more covers means that ultimately I can serve more customers.
“Despite the new location, my menus and cooking style will remain the same. I’ll continue with my modern approach to classic dishes. I’m also very fortunate to have retained my staff and suppliers during my short break from the kitchen.
“I look forward to welcoming new and existing customers to my new premises.”
The site had been home to Italian restaurant Librizzi’s since 1999. The previous owner, chef Filippo Librizzi, retired at the end of last year.
The Georgian building is currently being renovated using interior and architectural designs from Four-by-Two’s creative director, Adam Storey. The basement floor of the building houses an old bank vault which will be transformed into a specially-designed wine vault, where sommelier Loic Druyver will invite diners to try wine before ordering. And from spring 2013, a private dining room seating 12 will also be available.
The 60-seater restaurant will be open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Mark will be appearing in the 2013 series of Great British Menu. The programmes begin in early 2013 on BBC2.
Restaurant Mark Greenaway -www.restaurantmarkgreenaway.com
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 will appear again in the 2013 series.
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, Hotel Olympia in London and the Scottish Chefs Conference.
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
To find out more, visit: www.markgreenaway.com