This autumn Mac and Wild restaurant will launch on London’s reat Titchfield Street, in the heart of London’s West End. Mac and Wild is being brought to London by street food sensations The Wild Game Co. Now at WGC’s first permanent home, diners will be taken on a journey to the Scottish highlands, enjoying the finest wild venison, game and seafood in a rustic setting. Mac and Wild are a dynamic team, having fun cooking and promoting modern British game and seafood, whilst remaining true to their roots. Founded by Andy Waugh, who hails from just north of Inverness, all of their meat is sourced and then butchered with care by his family’s game-butchering business, which has been in existence for over 30 years.Since bursting onto the London food scene four years ago, Andy and his tartan army have won ‘Street Food of the Year’ at The Young British Foodies Awards, Best Signature Burger at the National Burger Awards 2015 and were named by The Evening Standard as one of the top five places to eat game in London.
Mac and Wild will have a seasonal menu, with dishes including venison tartar, cured smoked scallops, venison steak, venison burgers with duck fat chips and whisky tipsy or horseradish toffee for dessert. Two tasting menus will also run alongside the a la carte menu featuring an array of Scottish delicacies. Mac and Wild will also have a diverse range of innovative whisky-based cocktails and an excellent whisky collection for the brave hearted to enjoy.
The seventy-cover restaurant will stay true to the rural ethos, with design features including original hardwood floors, stag heads mounted on the walls, a felled tree from Andy’s parent estate provides the wood for the bar and tables and butchers hooks will hang from the ceiling. Downstairs will also feature a ‘wall of meat’ where a variety of meats will cure and hang. The interior has an authentic feel where guests will experience a taste of the wild without stepping foot outside of London. The venue can hold up to seventy covers, which will be split into two floors.
Andy says of the project:
“We’re delighted to be bringing the North of Scotland to Central London with the launch of Mac and Wild restaurant. Our produce is not just wild or from ‘somewhere’ up North, we can tell you exactly who shot it and where from The Highlands, and we look forward to sharing it with you soon!”