Story #8: Introducing the Mac & Wild Butchery at Devonshire Square
Mac & Wild was born from Game Butchery street trade beginnings. The seedlings of the concept were sewn at Broadway Market on the 28th August 2010 when I, Andy Waugh, rocked up in my kilt with a refrigerated counter and a few boxes of wild venison, rabbits and pheasants from my family’s business, Ardgay Game.
8 years and 11 weeks later, it is with great pleasure I can announce we have gone full circle and are finally opening the Mac & Wild Butcher at both our London restaurants (Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia and Devonshire Square, Liverpool Street Station).
It has always been our dream to incorporate a Butchery within our restaurants. Honestly, it has been a busy old time and the project has taken longer than hoped but we are thrilled to have opened our Devonshire Square Butcher this week with Great Titchfield Street to follow next week. Thank you to each and every email, comment, instagram and Facebook message, requesting and suggesting that we retail our meat for purchase. Now you can! It makes us so happy to see so many people really caring about the quality and traceability of their meat.
We are blessed to have access to some of the best meat in Scotland and arguably the world. It is to this we owe thanks for the growth of Mac & Wild to date. Selling outstanding meat with 100% traceable provenance is what gets us out of bed in the morning. We are thrilled to now be offering our customers the choice of eating the best quality of meat at home, not just when dining with us.
To accommodate the Butchery operation at our Devonshire Square restaurant, one side of the bar (don’t panic, we still have 3 other bars) was removed to make way for the 3.6m butcher counter. Customers can browse and discuss the cuts, meats and produce. The offering will included our classic restaurant cuts; ribeye, venison chateaubriand or topside alongside seasonal beauties such as pheasant, grouse, partridge, pork, lamb and goat. If there is something you would particularly like, then please talk to us – we would love the challenge of sourcing it for you from a well reared animal.
Great Titchfield Street