Greenaway unveils new venture at Waldorf-Astoria
Mark Greenaway: new venture
Six months after Mark Greenaway’s surprise decision to shut his Edinburgh restaurant he has revealed plans for a new venture with the five-star Waldorf Astoria Caledonian in the city.
Grazing by Mark Greenaway will open in the hotel in mid-April with 170 covers and private dining facilities after a refurbishment.
Mr Greenaway and co-owner Nicola Jack announced the closure of their restaurant in North Castle Street at the end of August just after it celebrated its fifth birthday.
He said: “The brasserie in the Waldorf Astoria is an excellent restaurant space, lending itself to a relaxed dining experience in a stunning location with its own entrance from Rutland Street. It will undergo a complete overhaul at the start of April as we freshen up the space to provide guests with an entirely new dining experience.”
Dale MacPhee, general manager at the Waldorf Astoria, said: “The experience economy continues to be a driving force among consumers and we recognise the importance of keeping our offering fresh. We see this as an exciting new chapter for our relaxed dining outlet in the hotel and very much look forward to welcoming Mark to the team.”
The restaurant, previously occupied by the Galvin brothers, is located on the ground floor of the hotel and will close for refurbishment on 1 April.
Grazing by Mark Greenaway is the first step in a new direction for the chef, who has appeared on TV shows such as the Great British Menu. He is now building a more diverse restaurant portfolio. His next venture is likely to be a fine dining establishment in Edinburgh, details of which will be revealed in due course.