Mark Greenaway

Chef Profile

Mark Greenaway

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Chef Mark Greenaway, Restaurant Mark Greenaway

“…Greenaway’s creative cooking immediately places him in Edinburgh’s premier league” – Square Meal

“Greenaway prides himself on his desserts, and he’s right to because they’re invariably faultless” – Scotland on Sunday

Mark Greenaway received nationwide acclaim following the opening of his eponymous restaurant in Edinburgh in February 2011. Since then, the restaurant has moved to new premises on North Castle Street where the awards and plaudits have continued; Scottish Hotel Awards ‘Rising Star Chef of the Year 2011’, Scottish Style Awards ‘Scotland’s Most Stylish Restaurant 2011’, and recommendations in Good Food Guide 2015, and the Michelin Guide 2015. In 2012 it was the only restaurant in Scotland to be newly awarded three AA rosettes for outstanding cuisine and is now named one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK by Restaurant Magazine and Square Meal.

In 2014 Mark appeared live as a guest on BBC’s Newsnight and as a guest chef on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. Mark appears as a weekly guest chef on STV Edinburgh’s The Fountainbridge Show. He represented Scotland on BBC2’s Great British Menu in April 2012 and again in the 2013 series. In early 2013, Mark mentored a group of teenagers from Linlithgow Academy in Scotland as they endeavoured to launch a healthy take-away business. This was filmed for 3-part documentary series Teen Canteen which was aired on BBC2 in November 2013.

Mark writes a weekly column for the Edinburgh Evening News and was a guest chef columnist for Scotland Now in September 2014. He writes a fortnightly column for the Food and Drink section.

With a career beginning in Scotland in 1992, Mark then went on to gain valuable experience during a five year stint in Australia, working at some of the nation’s top establishments. Returning to Scotland, he continued his profession at One Devonshire Gardens in Glasgow, Kilcamb Lodge Hotel in Strontian and The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in the Scottish Borders. Away from the kitchen, Mark has taught at Braehead Cook School and the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School, and cookery demonstrations at events including Foodies Festival, Taste of Edinburgh, Gardening Scotland, BBC Good Food Show, Ideal Home Show Scotland, The Scottish Chefs Conference, and Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland.

Mark has a passion for Scottish ingredients, and uses only the very best local, seasonal produce, transforming them with modern techniques. Mark is a popular spokesperson for Scottish brands and has collaborated with Bowmore whisky in 2013, Nairn’s Oatcakes in 2014-2015, and Tennents Whisky Beer in 2015. He is an ambassador for Scottish food and drink 2014 and 2015.

Mark’s dedicated charity work includes Patron for Bowel Cancer UK 2015, Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Blooming Great Tea Party 2014, Barnardo’s Scotland (2013), Breakthrough Breast Cancer (2013) and MacMillan Cancer (2012). He is also an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and Young Scot, helping to train and support young people looking for a start in the hospitality industry.



Restaurant Mark Greenaway

69 North Castle Street

Edinburgh EH2 3LJ

Tel. 0131 226 1155



Twitter @markgreenaway