Champagne & Oyster Bar and Tryst Takeover as Edinburgh Seafood Festival comes to Bonnie & Wild

There's plenty going on at Bonnie & Wild for the Edinburgh Seafood Festival, running Thursday March 30th to Sunday April 2nd. We're hosting a Champagne & Oyster Bar, a Tyrst Takeover with Isle of Raasay Distillery, wine tastings with the IM Bottleshop, and an exclusive Creel Caught menu special.

Experience the luxury of fresh Scottish oysters paired with Champagne or sip on a selection of perfect pours and cool cocktails as Isle of Raasay Distillery takes over our beautiful Tryst Bar, exclusively at Bonnie & Wild.

On Saturday April 1st as part of the Edinburgh Seafood Festival at St James Quarter, guests to Bonnie & Wild can treat themselves to a glass of Champagne plus a trio of succulent oysters and accompanying sauces, shucked and served up by the experts from the esteemed fishmonger Bernard Corrigan.

Alongside a bounty of oysters, sustainably sourced from Cumbrae Oysters on Scotland’s west coast, the Bernard Corrigan team will be selling a selection of Scottish seafood for you to take home and cook yourself … accompanied by exclusive menu cards devised by National Chef of Scotland, Gary Maclean.

Keeping the maritime theme, the Isle of Raasay Distillery will be taking over our Tryst Bar, where we’ll have on offer a foursome of perfect pours and tailor-made cocktails, all made from the Hebridean distillery’s gin and whisky.

Over the weekend of the Seafood Festival, as well as our Champagne and Oyster Bar and Isle of Raasay Distillery’s Tryst Takeover on the Saturday, our very own Creel Caught will be serving up its usual selection of Scottish seafood, including its famous fish tacos and fish and chips, as well as a beautiful special, a West Coast Clam Linguine.

The IM Bottleshop meanwhile will be running daily wine tastings for the duration of the Edinburgh Seafood Festival, as well as selling bottles of Isle of Raasay’s acclaimed whisky and gin.

With a wine list curated to pair with seafood, experts at the IM Bottleshop will be running tastings of four wines from Thursday March 30th to Sunday April 2nd. On Thursday they open with the rich and complex Muscadet Goulaine Sevre Et Maine 2020 (£12); on Friday a crisp and fruity Chemin de Provence Rose (£12); on Saturday, a delicate Vilarnau Cava Brut NV (£13); while on Sunday the Bottleshop will conclude the festival with a tasting of the beautifully balanced Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes Albert Bichot (£21).

Creel Caught’s Gary Maclean, who is also hosting a seafood cooking demo as part of the festival, said: “Scotland is blessed to have some of the world’s best seafood, and I’m looking forward to this weekend of activity at Bonnie & Wild and the St James Quarter.

“I’m especially excited about the Champagne and Oyster Bar, run by one of Scotland’s best fishmongers Bernard Corrigan, who I’m delighted to say do a phenomenal job of supplying my own restaurant Creel Caught with amazing Scottish seafood.”

Bernard Corrigan Retail Pop-Up Prices:

Will depend on the day’s selection. Fish will come freshly caught and vacuum-packed with exclusive menu cards designed by Gary Maclean for you to take away and cook at home.

Oyster Bar Prices:

3 oysters - £8

6 oysters - £15

Served with a choice of Classic Lemon and Tabasco, Mignonette, and a Chilli, Lime and Raasay Gin Sauce.


A glass of Champagne - £9

A glass of Sea Change Prosecco - £7.25

Isle of Raasay’s Tryst Takeover:

Perfect pairs from £9.70. Cocktails from £9

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