Martin Wishart – the acclaimed Scottish chef and entrepreneur at the helm of two one-Michelin starred restaurants – has kindly shared with us his top six favourite places to visit in Glasgow and the Loch Lomond area. Enjoy!
After opening his first restaurant in Edinburgh in 1999, Martin Wishart’s portfolio of restaurants has grown to include establishments such as Martin Wishart at Cameron House and more recently The Honours Brasserie within Glasgow’s Malmaison Hotel. Martin was voted as AA Chef of the Year 2010-11 and was also later awarded an honorary degree for his outstanding culinary contribution to Scotland in 2011.
Martin ensures the highest levels of customer service, employing one member of staff for every two guests, and holds true to his original mission to create the very best traditional and modern French cuisine, using the finest and freshest local Scottish ingredients.
When not in the kitchen, Martin enjoys nothing better than spending time in his home country with family and friends. Here’s some of his favourite things to do in Glasgow and Loch Lomond:
TABAC - a small quirky bar tucked away just off Buchanan Street. A real gem in amongst all of the high street shops and chain restaurants with great drinks and tasty food.
Cottonrake Bakery - great home cooked breads and pastries. Ideal for lunch or a pitstop coffee and cake.
The Hill House- the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed house at the very top of Helensburgh. Stunning interiors, incredible views from the building and a fantastic trail across the top of Helensburgh to the beautiful village of Rhu, which starts in the car park of the House.