Have you ever wanted to go somewhere for food so badly that it’s almost emotional when you do. Well kids, you guessed it, Mac and Wild is one of those places for me.
The amazing Scottish restaurant has been on my list since it was previewed on Sunday Brunch (channel 4) YEARS ago. Mac and Wild promise the best produce from Scotland and (definitely will agree) one of the best brunches in London. I took Ms S along with me for a post Parkrun brunch, after having booked it on a whim before my trip down to London.
To start we of course grabbed ourselves some celebratory lunchtime beverages. Ms S went with the Tam’s Tears. A citrussy fizz cocktail made with Caorunn Gin, peach liqueur, fino Sherry, lemon verbena and wild nettle. I went with a Botanist gin and tonic, a wonderfully refreshing drink to kick brunch off. We of course cheers’d our brunches Sunday Brunch style.
Ms S and I had planned our side orders in advance. Mainly because we were in 100% agreement on what we wanted to share. One of these dishes was the Haggis Mac and Cheese, which may just be the most wonderful mac and cheese ever! I now know what to do with leftover haggis from Burn’s Night instead of haggis patties. Then we also picked the Wilderness Chips. My only issue was the spring onions on top, which we both soon picked off. Once they were gone the perfectly cooked chips covered with sticky Black Isle Lager and whisky sauce, crispy shallots, candied bacon were insanely good. Let’s just say, we almost had a meal of entirely side dishes, but in the end we decided to order some brunch dishes…
Ms S went with the Crushed Avocado on Sour Dough with Haggis and Bacon. Let’s just say, you don’t leave Mac and Wild hungry. The avocado was perfectly ripe, sourdough lightly toasted so it wasn’t too hard to cut and the haggis was melt in your mouth delicious. I was rather envious and amazed by the portion size, however…
I ordered the much celebrated burger of the year the Veni-Moo. Yup you guessed it, a burger made with venison and beef. The veni-moo is a wonderful burger comprised of a beef patty, venison patty, cheese, béarnaise & caramelised onions – served on a brioche bun. It’s the ultimate burger! I kinda wanna liken it to a big mac, but only because of it’s layering and composition. But quality wise it is obviously in it’s own league to the big mac. The venison and beef are pink, the béarnaise is wonderfully creamy and the onions sweet. I can’t really describe it, so you know what, if you’re a meat eater – go try it for yourself!
Overall brunch was incredible, the food and produce were top notch and exactly what I’d hoped after following Mac and Wild on instagram for so long.. The service was a little slow at times, but it was a very busy Saturday brunch service. I enjoyed my brunch so much it didn’t tarnish my visit at all. I’m already trying to work out when I can go back to try out the evening menu. Next time I’m hoping I can take Dr W along with me, because there’s a Dive and Deer (lobster and venison version of surf and turf) that I just have to try.
Have you been to Mac and Wild before? Would you pay a visit if you haven’t? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Mac and Wild Fitzrovia is located at 65 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7PS.
P.P.S. I paid for this meal, I didn’t have to blog about it, but I wanted to share it.