Mac & Wild
May 11, 2018
If you’re like us, and you always thought the one thing London was missing was a restaurant and bar that exclusively served Scottish game, well, your long wait is over. Alright, if we’re being honest, we actually never knew we needed Mac & Wild in our life, but now that it’s here, we can’t imagine London without it. Like a long line of Scotsmen before them, Mac & Wild only serve what they can source on their land, and that results in a menu showcasing venison and beef with salmon, chicken, and even some vegetables like pumpkin thrown in for good measure. Since their sourcing depends on the hunt (they are proud that they are a ‘gun to plate’ purveyor), the volume of the meat on offer can change from week-to-week, so if supplies are low, they will substitute creatively, just like someone living off the land would have to do.
It’s their quintessentially Scottish take on cocktails that has sealed the deal for us though, as a handful are mixed and bottled in Scotland, and then shipped to Mac & Wild to be sipped. A couple of our favorites are The Forager (whisky aged 12 years, heather honey-infused barrel-aged bitters and wild-foraged pine leaf tincture) and the Ginger Laddie (Scottish barley whisky, Scottish barley, sherry, sweet vermouth, ginger, orange peel, and barrel-aged bitters). Naturally, an extensive list of whiskies from each and every region in Scotland (try the flights) are poured, as well as a fine collection of Scottish craft beer.