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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

Introducing Vesta’s Guest Chef Series – Five leading chefs, five spectacular nights, one amazing cause

From rising stars to multi-award winning chefs, we are welcoming Edinburgh’s top talent to our kitchen at Vesta this winter. We’re joining forces to celebrate Scottish food and drink and support our partners, Social Bite in their mission to end homelessness in Scotland.

Be our guest

Each night will include an exquisite four course meal including an amuse bouche and glass of Moet & Chandon on arrival. All chefs will bring their own unique style to the events, starting in stunning fashion with Martin Wishart and his signature French/ Scottish cuisine on Thursday 1st November.


As a Michelin starred and multi-award winning restauranteur and one of the UK’s most highly respected chefs, Martin is quite simply an Edinburgh institution. He’s trained under the likes of Albert Roux, Michael Roux Jr and Marco Pierre White and with over 30 years’ experience in his fingertips, your taste buds are sure to be wowed by his exclusive Vesta menu.

Monies raised from the night will go directly to Social Bite to support their aim in ending homelessness is Scotland.

To book, email or phone 0131 220 0773. Please note, full payment of £50 per person is requested at time of booking to secure your table.

The line-up

Tuesday 27th November – Stuart Ralston, Aizle
Stuart has cooked for celebrities, worked worldwide alongside world-famous chefs and there is a three-month waiting list for his outstanding restaurant, Aizle in Edinburgh. Stuart’s Vesta kitchen takeover will certainly kick off your Christmas festivities in style.

Wednesday 30th January – Brian Grigor, Number One
As the son of a gamekeeper, Brian grew up surrounded by Scotland’s natural larder and his passion for regional produce certainly shines in the stunning dishes he creates as Executive Chef for Chez Roux Scotland and previously as Head Chef for Michelin starred Number One at The Balmoral Hotel.

Tuesday 19th February – Stuart Muir, Dine
Stuart was only 22 when he bagged both a Michelin star and a 3AA rosette at Knockinaam Lodge, Scotland’s youngest chef ever to do so. Nowadays, you’ll find him at his multi-award winning brasserie, Dine, where fresh, seasonal ingredients are treated with Stuart’s unique flair and passion.

Tuesday 12th March – Roy Brett, Ondine
Roy has worked in some of the UK’s best restaurants including the Savoy Grill in London and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. He returned to his Edinburgh roots in 2009 and opened award-winning seafood restaurant Ondine, and more recently, The Fishmarket in Newhaven.

Vesta Bar & Kitchen is now closed. 

We'd like to thank everyone, our fabulous customers, suppliers, friends and family who have supported us over the last few years. Together, through our Pay It Forward service, we have served over 11.000 two-course meals to people experiencing homelessness which is, quite simply, outstanding.

With the sale of the building, while it's time for pastures new for owner David Hall and the team, we're delighted to say, our Pay It Forward service has a new home at The Bon Vivant on Thistle Street! This will start in January 2024.


All bookings at Vesta from Sunday 22nd October are sadly cancelled. A member of our team will be in touch with anyone booked for Christmas, as we would like to offer alternate venues for your celebrations. If you have paid a deposit, this will be refunded.

In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact with any queries.

Once again, thank you for your support  - we've had an amazing time on Queensferry Street and we know the spirit of Vesta, and our vital work, will live on at The Bon Vivant.

David Hall and the Vesta Team