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** Voted Best Cocktail Bar In Scotland 2021 **
** Voted Best Cocktail Bar In Scotland 2021 **

Meet The Team

Meet the team responsible for crafting your cocktails.



Martin Farmer


With more years than he would like to admit Martin comes with a strong passion for great service and top drinks. Having travelled to some of the biggest cocktail cities in the world, he is a key part in the running and pushing the innovation of the the bar. 


Nick Gordon 

Bar Consultant

Having worked from bartender to General Manager, Nick has been a strong part of the pushing the boundaries of cocktails not only in Aberdeen but the UK. He now consults for the venue alongside running the bookkeeping side of the business.  

  • Monkey Shoulder UBC 2016 2nd UK
  • Monkey Shoulder UBC 2018 Global Champion
  • Monkey Shoulder UBC 2019 Global Champion
  • Chivas Masters UK Finalist 2018
  • El Dorado 2016 UK Finalist
  • SLTN 2016 Mixologist of the Year

Stephen McNab

Cluster General Manager

Stephen recently joined Orchid and became the Cluster General Manager after successfully running our sister bar Ninety-Nine for several years. Stephen has a strong passion for all things Tequila and Mescal and will happily bend anyones ear about the agave spirit. 


Ryan Way

Assistant General Manager

Ryan hosts 12 years hospitality experience along with many awards and nominations under his belt. Not only does he have a love for showcasing interesting and cool ingredients from local surroundings he also holds a passion for helping those around him and bringing the next generation of bartenders up to scratch. 
  • World Class GB Top 10 2023
  • SLTN Barperson of the Year 2022
  • Reyka Winner 2022
  • Reyka Top 20 2021


Marcus Gordon
Senior Bartender
  • Funkin Innovation Championship finalist 2019
  • No.3 Pursuit of Perfection Scottish heat 2022 and 2023
  • El Dorado Swizzle competition finalist 2022
  • Cointreau Margarita Challenge e UK finalist 2023
  • Glenfarclas 105 cocktail competition winner 2022
  • Hernö gin cocktail awards 2023 finalist
  • DRAM awards William Grant Bar apprentice of the year finalist

Cameron Porter

Senior Bartender 

Hospitality has always been a big part of Cameron's life. Working behind various bars and in restaurants during school and whilst studying at University. Most prolifically, he was Assistant Bar Manager at another venue in the city before moving to Orchid which has really allowed him to build on and fine-tune his passion for classic cocktails and top-class service.

  • Top 20 Angostura Rum 2023


Tom Nightingale

Senior Bartender 

Currently studying Language and Linguistics at Aberdeen University. Tom started working in bars in September ‘21, cocktails quickly became a passion soon after. He has been working in Orchid since December ‘22, not only has he got a passion for cocktails but he also has a fondness to create a playlist or two. Have a listen.

  • 2nd Easter Egg Cup 2023
  • Regional 2nd Hernö Gin cocktail awards 2023
  • Top 20 Angostura Rum
  • Regional finalist Zignum
  • Regional finalist Jägermeister