Mac & Wild is a Scottish restaurant located in Fitzrovia, known for their famous Veni Moo burger which was voted the best burger in London! We visited on a Sunday afternoon for brunch and stepped into a very nicely decorated restaurant. The interior is full of wood and definitely screams wild.
This was my first time trying Scottish cuisine and having checked out the menu in advance as I always do, I was ready to order the classic Scotch Eggs and the burger. Clearly being their most popular dishes they had unfortunately ran out, which sucked. Having said that, you’ll know that what they do have in the restaurant is fresh since they handpick and receive their produce as they go along.
Naturally we started off with some drinks, I had a Tams Tears (£11) and my sister had a Mimosa (£8). Mine tasted very nice and sweet. My sister also liked her drink, although I personally like my Mimosa with freshly squeezed OJ (New York style). For starters we ordered the Venison Tartare with pickled turnips, candied walnuts and hens egg (£9) and the Haggis Pops with Whisky sauce (£4.5). The Tartare was very fresh and had a nice strong mustardy kick! I had never tried Haggis Pops before but I was very impressed. For those who don’t know what it is, it’s the fried heart, lungs and liver of a sheep. Trust me it tastes better than it sounds.
For mains I had the Skinny Venni (£10) as they had ran out of bread. The venison patties came with béarnaise sauce, cheese, caramelised onions and salad. I did like the dish, however it didn’t scream London’s best burger to me. My sister ordered the Venison Round (£10) with bone marrow gravy (£3.5) and mashed potato. I can not even begin to describe how amazing this mashed potato was. It was creamy, buttery and made to absolute perfection! The venison itself was also nice although I wished it would have been a bit more tender.
We were stuffed by the time it came to dessert so we decided to order something that would help us digest all the food we just had. We ordered two Scottish Coffees with delicious Whisky and ice cream on top. This was one of my highlights and I’d definitely recommend this drink!
The service was very friendly and received at a good pace. We never once felt rushed yet we didn’t have to wait around for any dishes to arrive. It’s very clear that Mac & Wild are selective with their Scottish produce and the quality shows in the food. I would recommend to give this restaurant a try, especially for brunch as the prices are reasonable and the food is well made.