Scottish restaurant brand Mac & Wild is to launch its third restaurant next month at the Falls of Shin in the Scottish Highlands.
The new site will join two London-based restaurants in Fitzrovia and Devonshire Square, which opened in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Owned by former Harrods owner Mohamed Al-Fayed, the Falls of Shin is a visitor centre overlooking a waterfall on the River Shin.
The 50-cover restaurant, a pavilion with a further 60 outside seats, will serve signature dishes such as the veni-moo burger (voted London’s and UK’s Best Burger 2016), haggis pops, venison Sunday roasts and deep-fried Mars bar sundae.
Produce for the restaurant will be chosen from a range of local suppliers which can guarantee traceability and provenance of all meat, fish and vegetables. As with the London restaurants, meat will be sourced and butchered by co-owner Andy Waugh’s family game-butchering business, Ardgay Game, which is located six miles from the new site.
Events will be held throughout the year such as foraging as well as haggis-making, whisky and meet the maker masterclasses, where guests can learn about the producers and suppliers.
Waugh 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. At Falls of Shin the seasons will dictate what is available to us at the restaurant and we will continually pickle, ferment, dehydrate and cure ingredients to make the most of the best produce while it is in season.”
Mac & Wild started as a street-food vendor, serving Scottish meals to Londoners. From its initial spot on Whitecross Street, it travelled to Charlotte Street before settling on Great Titchfield Street as a permanent site.
It has since won awards such as Street Food of the Year at The Young British Foodies Awards, Best Signature Burger at the National Burger Awards 2016, and were named by the Evening Standard as one of the top five places to eat game in London.