Case Studies

Restaurant Martin Wishart


  • Restaurants
  • Martin Wishart
  • December 2010
  • Design & Installation of New Kitchen

One of the UK’s most highly acclaimed dining venues. R H Morton were invited to redesign and upgrade this Michelin Star restaurant to meet current demands. It had been ten years since Morton’s had fitted the kitchen for the first time with Charvet equipment. The two Charvet solid tops had been well looked after and only needed a good polish up to bring them back to looking new.

MD Judith Tatham was delighted when Martin Wishart telephoned to say that he would like to work with R H Morton again and there is nothing this company likes better than to apply itself to all the finer details which a Chef of this calibre wants to satisfy all of his kitchen requirements.

A large centre preparation work surface at the heart of the kitchen, incorporated Adande Fridge Drawers and improved the circulation of the chefs. The Morton fabricated fish preparation section near the incoming delivery door has a fish fridge, a double drawer unit for vac-pac consumables and a place for everything.

The design included two sets of copper rise and fall heat lamps, the traditional Morton heavily strengthened Pass (as the main plating up area) and the Pot Wash section, where space was at a premium, had to be designed to provide optimum usage.

Fine dining kitchens need extra space for all the different shaped tableware used in our fashionable climate, many of them small but all needing to be kept scrupulously clean, and instead of linen covers needing to be used constantly to protect them, Tambour door wall storage units were made by Morton’s and fitted at the Pass.

Martin Wishart established his eponymous Edinburgh Restaurant in 1999 and was awarded a Michelin Star in 2001. He has retained this accolade every year since, and R H Morton have undertaken a new Main Kitchen at Malmaison in Glasgow when he took his Brasserie brand, “The Honours” into that hotel, and refurbishments at “Martin Wishart at Cameron House” which has a Michelin Star, and the “Martin Wishart Cook School” in Leith.

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