Becoming a chef was an obvious career path for chef Mark Greenaway. Despite never dining in a restaurant growing up, his love for cooking and his tenacious nature forged an unstoppable path for the award-winning chef. From a young age, chef Greenaway cultivated his passion for cooking whilst working at some of the finest dining establishments around the world, including One Devonshire Gardens where his determination and passion led him to be the only chef in Scotland to be newly awarded 3 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence in 2012.
From early on in his career chef Greenaway has always found his inspiration through working with seasonal Scottish ingredients, experimenting with flavours, using only the best local produce, and applying modern techniques to transform the simplest ingredients into something unique. This unique and before his time approach, led chef Greenaway to open his eponymous award-winning restaurant, Restaurant Mark Greenaway, in North Castle Street in Edinburgh in 2013 which became the highest ranked Scottish restaurant by Square Meal in the UK in 2017.
Later in 2019, he opened Grazing by Mark Greenaway, in Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel offering guests a leisurely and relaxed dining experience whilst providing them with the finest fresh ingredients from local suppliers in Scotland.
His newest venture Pivot, opened in 2021 and can be found in the charming five-storey townhouse, 3 Henrietta Street right in the heart of Covent Garden. Pivot’s menu changes seasonally offering a playful yet refined take on some British classics, inspired by Greenaway’s childhood. Similarly, to Grazing, Greenaway uses Pivot to showcase British produce by using it in the dishes served.
Greenaway’s broad experience has allowed him to hone in on an array of skills and presented him with exciting opportunities around the world, including live food demonstrations at the BBC Good Food Show, teaching at a variety of renowned culinary schools and even representing Scotland in Singapore where he was invited to cook two banquets for the late Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Mark has also made a number of TV appearances, including representing Scotland on BBC2's Great British Menu in 2012 and again in (2013). Staring in a three-part documentary for BBC2 (2013) and appearing on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen Live in (2017). Mark has also appeared twice on channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
Chef Greenaway has also authored his first cookbook ‘Perceptions: Recipes from Restaurant Mark Greenaway.’ The book challenged the misconception of Scottish food by championing the world-class array of Scottish produce through fresh eyes and went on to be awarded
‘Best Cookbook in the World’ in the 2017 Gourmand Book Awards.
Past Awards & Accolades
As well as his restaurants, Mark has received a number of individual accolades. In 2017 he was ranked 160 in the top 300 chefs in the world, whilst locally his restaurant was named Best Contemporary Dining Destination in the Scottish Food Awards. Other notable accolades include:
Pivot opened in October 2021 and has achieved the following
Michelin guide entry
Hardens food guide Certificate of achievement
2 AA rosettes
Scottish Food Awards 2018 – Best Chef in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Evening News Restaurant Awards 2018 – Best Chef
Restaurant Magazine Top 100 UK Restaurants 2018 – one of just five Scottish restaurants on the list
Observer Food Monthly Awards - Runner-up for the best restaurant in Scotland 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
The AA Awards - Three AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence held since 2012
Recommended in the Michelin Guide 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Square meals top 100 restaurants in the uk 2017, 2018, 2019