Restaurateurs are heading for the hills as they are taking their Scottish business back home to the Highlands.
Andy Waugh and Calum Mackinnon are set to open their third Mac & Wild restaurant, this time at the Falls of Shin.
Opening in late-June 2018, the founders are transforming the former ‘Harrods of the North’ into a 110-cover restaurant.
Showcasing the best of Scotland’s produce, each supplier to the new restaurant will be handpicked to support the local community.
As with their two successful London-based sites in Fitzrovia and Devonshire Square, the meat will predominantly be sourced and butchered by the Waugh family’s game-butchering business, Ardgay Game. This is situated just six miles away from the Falls of Shin restaurant.
Their menus include an award-winning ‘Veni-Moo’ burger, which was voted London’s and the UK’s best burger in 2016, haggis-pops, seafood and venison roasts, along with a selection of whiskies, craft beers and gins.
Co-founder Andy said: ‘Falls of Shin is an incredibly exciting project for us at Mac & Wild and offers us the opportunity to work even more closely with our producers and the ingredients growing on the doorstep.’
Not only will this new venture take Mac & Wild back to its Scottish roots, it also offers the opportunity for guests to connect with their food – visitors will be able to take part in foraging walks, haggis-making and whisky classes, as well as ‘meet-the-maker’ classes where they can meet Mac & Wild’s producers and suppliers to learn about the provenance of the produce.
Pete Campbell from Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust added: ‘We were very impressed with the brand they have established and the traceability they showcase around their food and drink offering.’