We offer new, safe alternative to restaurants. Dining out in safety.
Just you and your guests, no more than 8 people at a time.
We're providing hand sanitizers, gloves, disposable towels.
We're wearing face shields, gloves and aprons to make sure you're safe.
We have separate bathroom for our guest.
Due the nature of the service we offer, the experience will either take place in your
own home, or our apartment. As such we have a few ‘home rules’ based on mutual trust.
Abuse of any sort (verbal or physical) will not be tolerated.
While we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed in our apartment, please
remember that it is our family home not a restaurant, and treat it with respect.
Please drink sensibly. While we are happy for you to bring along your own bottle of wine or beer,
we would request that this is consumed in moderation.
Who is cooking my food?
Mags will be your Personal Chef! With over ten years of experience as a Chef and
Head Chef in four, five star restaurants and Michelin* as well, she is truly an expert in the business. Now,
she wants to put the intimacy back into dining, and give people the opportunity to experience
the celebration of food in a relaxed and social environment. Her unique Exclusive Experience menu, inspired by
traditional Scottish cuisine with a European ‘twist’, adds another wonderfully personal touch.
Mags also created traditional Culinary Experiences based on greatest cuisines across the Europe,
so you can "food travel" without going abroad.
Will it just be me?
If you choose our dining experience at the Chef’s home then you will be eating and
relaxing along just your household. Mags and Rita’s elegant New Town home is the
perfect place to exchange stories and come together in a celebration of the finests
cuisines! In order to retain that intimate feel, our current limit per dinner is eight people.
If you wish to book a private dining experience, please fill out an enquiry form or
give us a ring on +44 791 47 60 812 or 131 629 87 24 so that we can arrange this.
What time should I be at your home?
You are more than welcome to show up 15 minutes earlier, don't be late, please.
Is it a set menu?
Yes: during the evening you will be provided with a set menu perfectly
portioned courses, and a complimentary amuse bouche. A selection of hot and cold beverages
will also be offered throughout.
What if I have dietary requirements?
We are very happy to adapt our menu for Vegans, Vegetarians, Gluten Free or Lactose Free diet, however when you dining at our home - due to limited space it is not possible to guarantee the absence of allergens in our dishes.
When you book Chef to cook at your kitchen - menu will be agreed upfront accordingly to your requirements.
In any case let us know beforehand. This can be arranged for the entire group, or for individuals within it.
What about alcohol?
We do not serve or sell alcohol with our menu. However, if you wish to bring along
your own bottle of wine or beer, please do.
How do I book?
All of our booking is completed online, via the portal provided on our website.
However, if you have any questions, or simply want to chat, please feel free to fill out an
enquiry form or give us a ring on +44 791 47 60 812 or 131 629 87 24.
When do I pay?
The payment can be either made upfront or on the day of experience, providing deposit was made during booking.
What if I want to cancel?
Cancellations must be made 5 days in advance. This is due to the fact that all
produce is bought fresh and to order for each experience.
How long will the diner take?
Please reserve 2 to 3 hours for our tasty experiences and cooking classes.
Is there a dress code?
Not at all. We want you to enjoy our food in relaxed atmosphere.
How easy is the chef’s home to access?
Mags and Rita’s home is a hidden gem, tucked away in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town. As it is on the first floor, it is reached by climbing two flights of stairs. Unfortunately, due to the historical nature of the building, there are no lift facilities. Any wheelchairs/scooters/power-chairs would therefore have to be carried.
Anything else I should know?
Mags and Rita are the owners of the cat, who live in the apartment. She has her
own space, and she is kept well away from the kitchen and dining area, however those with
allergies should be aware before entering.