Michelin-starred chef Mark Donald will launch the first fine dining restaurant at a Scotch whisky distillery

Mark Donald, head chef of Number One at The Balmoral restaurant, is attending the first fine dining restaurant at The Grenturret, Scotland’s oldest whisky factory. This year, the Michelin-starred chef, who quit his job at Number One at The Balmoral restaurant, will showcase the innovations of contemporary Scottish cuisine on the menu of the new restaurant Glenturret Lalique Restaurant.

Donald said: “Working closely with the local producers and suppliers has been wonderful so far; together with my team, I feel we have managed to create a contemporary, thought-provoking menu wrapped in the genuine Scottish hospitality for which The Glenturret is renowned.”

John Laurie, The Glenturret’s managing director, said: ““We are thrilled to have Mark join The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant. Not only are his humble and charismatic attitude a perfect fit for our close-knit team here at The Glenturret, his exceptional knowledge of Scottish produce combined with his creativity will perfectly complement both the heritage of where we have come from, and the new direction in which we are going with the restaurant.”