First food stalls announced for our Scottish Marketplace including Masterchef winner Gary Maclean
We are excited to reveal the first wave of food specialists joining our Food Hall in the heart of the new St James Quarter in Edinburgh.
With eight exclusive food stalls, three speciality retailers, a patisserie, and three bars, the open-plan venue promises to be one of the most exciting food and drink venues in Scotland, with acclaimed restaurants, chefs and food producers from across the country.
Masterchef winner Gary Maclean will open his first solo dining experience with Creel Caught. The casual dining spot will champion Scotland’s exceptional seafood paired with seasonal ingredients. Headline dishes will include lobster Thermidor mac‘n’cheese, grilled langoustines with seaweed butter, and monkfish scampi with fries.
Billed as an “outstanding eating, drinking and shopping experience in one beautiful venue”, our Scottish Marketplace has set stomachs rumbling since its announcement.
Joining Gary Maclean and the already announced team at Mac & Wild will be Edinburgh’s very own East Pizzas, acclaimed for its slow-fermentation sourdough pizzas and local sourcing ethos, and luxury artisanal gelato from Joelato, run by husband and wife team Joe and Lucie Sykes.
Joe Sykes, who learned the craft of gelato at the world-famous Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, said:
Boasting lip-smacking flavours such as Ferdi’s Flavour, a salted honey gelato with homemade honeycomb, and Blackcurrant Mascarpone, Joe said that each week his gelato stall will display a selection of classic and inventive flavours made from the best seasonal ingredients, including dairy-free and vegan options. Fitting in with the Bonnie & Wild ethos, Joe said his gelato would be made in-house, using locally sourced milk, cream, eggs, berries and even herbs from his own garden.
When it opens later this summer, Bonnie & Wild’s Scottish Marketplace will be able to accommodate 700 guests, who will be able to choose from a wide range of freshly prepared, locally sourced food and drink. Alongside the unrivalled food offering, the venue will also contain a private dining area, flexible events spaces, children’s play area, and a demonstration kitchen complete with broadcast capability.