Chef Watch Featuring Martin Orr of Dine Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Chef Watch

 Featuring Martin Orr

of Dine Murrayfield, Edinburgh



How long have you been a chef?

I’ve been a chef for 30 years this year.

Why did you become a chef?

My parents had a small B & B in the village I grew up in. I would help my Mum cook and serve breakfasts.

I then worked part time in the local hotel. I loved the camaraderie in the kitchen and have been hooked ever since.

Where did you train?

I went to Telford College when I left school then spent a few years at Greencraig, a small hotel just outside Aberlady in East Lothian.

Favourite ingredient


Favourite or signature dish

Dark chocolate Torte, raspberry sorbet.

Favourite kitchen tool or equipment (apart from sharp knives)


Food hero(es)

Marco Pierre White

Any food you can’t/won’t eat


Comfort food/guilty secret


If I’m going out to eat, and I can’t get a table at your place, where should I go?

Hold off and wait for a table!!!

Stupidest customer or kitchen experience

No comment. What happens in the kitchen, stays in the kitchen…..


Dine Murrayfield is an all day bistro, part of the Dine group owned by Stuart Muir and Paul Brennan, good friends to this column. Click on the links to read reviews of Dine Murrayfield and their latest restaurant, The Tollhouse








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