Operators confirmed for Scotland's Bonnie & Wild

Bonnie & Wild's Scottish Marketplace, the food hall concept from the team behind Mac & Wild, has confirmed Masterchef winner Gary Maclean (pictured below) will join its line-up of operators when the venue opens at the new St James Quarter in Edinburgh this summer.

Maclean's first solo venture Creel Caught by Gary Maclean will be joined by slow-fermentation, sourdough pizza operator East Pizzas and Mac & Wild.

The open-plan venue will feature eight food stalls, three speciality retailers, a patisserie and three bars - all showcasing Scottish food and drink to 700 guests. 

Maclean will be serving dishes including lobster thermidor mac 'n' cheese, grilled langoustines with seaweed butter and monkfish scampi with fries.

“This is set to be a food hall like no other and it’s precisely why I chose Bonnie & Wild as the location for my first ever solo dining venture," says Maclean. "Creel Caught will showcase the very best seafood this country has to offer, something we know diners can’t get enough of. 

“Being alongside the likes of Mac & Wild and East Pizzas is testament to Scotland’s incredible food scene. We all offer something different, something for every taste but all with Scottish produce at the heart.” 

Roly Simpson of East Pizzas adds: “Like the Bonnie & Wild team we are very much focused on locally sourced products, with an emphasis on using organic products when possible.

"For example, our organic mozzarella cheese comes from Dumfriesshire, while our venison salami is provided by the excellent Great Glen Charcuterie and our smoked chorizo from East Coast Cured. But of course we’ll be celebrating seasonal food, and offering an ever-changing and innovative line-up, offering up some beautiful classics as well as some exciting surprises."