Award-winning chef Mark Greenaway has just announced plans to open a second Edinburgh restaurant. Due to open in early December, Bistro Moderne by Mark Greenaway is currently taking shape in the recently-closed Café Fish on North West Circus Place in Stockbridge. It joins his existing, eponymous restaurant on North Castle Street.
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.’
Classic French bistro concept
According to Chef Greenaway, Bistro Moderne will take the classic French bistro concept and revitalise it by adding imaginative dishes, a dessert bar and a five course grazing menu matched with whisky, beer and spirits to showcase drinks produced in Scotland.
Fresh Scottish ingredients
‘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… We’ll also have daily-changing blackboards for food, 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.
Foodies Festivals partnership
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.
Bistro Moderne will be open seven days a week serving lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
A regular on the Great British Menu, Mark will be appearing in a new BBC Two documentary Teen Canteen later this month.
You can follow the restaurant @bistromoderne.