Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
Unless those words are, “Hey, let’s throw sticks and stones at that guy”.
But loopholes aside, it seems that the less-than-favourable things people have had to say about Scottish cuisine over the last, say, 700 years haven’t dented the nation’s ability to deliver a stunning meal. Exhibit A: Mac & Wild, who’ve just opened a popup home in Devonshire Square.
Much like the permanent Fitzrovia space, the venue itself has two understated wood-filled floors packing in a large heated winter terrace, a sizable restaurant, a dedicated latenight whisky bar, and even a “shooting simulator room” where you can hunt virtual game on a virtual game. Here’s how the menu breaks down:
Given the genuinely amazing success of M&W’s original venue, it’s no surprise they’re keeping a few of the classics on the menu – you’ll find, for instance, the Venimoo burger (named the “best burger in the UK” this year), the beloved venison chateaubriand, and the excellent haggis pops. Then, there’s,
THE NEW STUFF
Prepare your belly for newness including an entire buckets of Scottish langoustine, a huge Isle of Gigha halibut steak, and some Highland-fried pheasant. And of course, being as it’s the season and all, a Christmas burger with confit-fried turkey, melted brie, bacon, and venison. And if you’re interested in dessert (which you are) you can get a trifle containing a pre-bottled whisky cocktail concealed within it.
Add to that some haggis making masterclasses, chocolate & whisky pairing sessions, and a downstairs whiskey bar with drams from every corner of old Caledonia, and you might strongly consider showing up in a kilt.
If you’ve got the stones.
NOTE: Mac & Wild’s pop up restaurant is open now or lunch and dinner, and is expected to run until the summer. You can book a table by simply heading right HERE.
Mac & Wild City | 9a Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YN
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