The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh has announced Mark Donald as the new head chef of Number One – the hotel’s one Michelin star restaurant.
Donald joins Number One from Sydney, Australia where he was head chef at Bentley Restaurant and Bar. Prior to this he worked at a number of two Michelin star establishments including senior roles at Claude Bosi’s flagship Hibiscus restaurant in London and at Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
He also spent a significant stage at Noma in Copenhagen.
As part of his new role, Donald oversees a team of 13 chefs in Number One and has created a new menu inspired by Scotland and flavoured by his and the team’s international travels. A new partnership has placed Highland Wagyu beef on the menu for the first time at Number One, served with beetroot and smoked bone marrow.