With an abundance of top quality produce being farmed in Scotland it is no wonder the Scottish food and drink scene is booming.
Edinburgh and Glasgow have a wide selection of fine dining experiences and you can read about our own favourites here on The Luxury Editor. However, we thought you’d also be interested in finding out more about the Michelin Star Restaurants in Scotland of which there are currently 14 with 4 of them in Edinburgh.
Read on to learn more about the Michelin Star Restaurants of Scotland.
Two Michelin Stars
Andrew Fairlie restaurant is part of Gleneagles Hotel and is the only two Michelin star restaurant in Scotland. With a menu focusing on refined French classics with Scottish influence, emphasis is firmly on the quality of ingredients direct from Parisian markets and the supplied closed to the hotel. Options include the a la carte menu and degustation menu. The signature dish is smoked lobster with its intense smokiness coming from a twelve-hour infusion over whisky barrels.
Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel
Address: Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF
Phone: 01764 694267
One Michelin Star
21212 Is an award winning Michelin restaurant set over 4 floors of a listed Edinburgh Georgian townhouse. The menu options stay true to contemporary French cooking. Menus change weekly and each course never has more than 3 choices.
Address: 3 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB
Phone: 0845 222 1212
Boath House, Nairn, Highlands
Adhering to ‘Slow Food’ movement, the Boat House restaurant uses largely local, artisan growers, breeders, producers and foragers, with the hotel’s kitchen also supplying much of the organic fruit, herbs and vegetables for the restaurant. Choose between a 3 to 6 course dinner menus with dining taking place in the hotels 19th century oval dining room.
Address: Boath House, Auldearn, Nairn IV12 5TE
Phone: 01667 454896
Braidwoods, Dalry, Ayrshire
A formers crofters cottage has become Ayrshires best restaurant, run by husband and wife duo, Keith and Nicola Braidwood. Both partners are “Master Chefs of Great Britain”. Cosy and charming in character, the restaurant offers modern twists on classic themes using quality local seasonal ingredients like locally caught seafood and the best Scottish lamb, deer and game-birds.
Address: Dalry, Ayrshire KA24 4LN
Phone: 01294 833544
Isle of Eriska, near Oban, Argyll
Nothing is more romantic than the Isle of Eriska Hotel. Set in a country house on its own private island the hotel’s award winning restaurant offers picturesque views out across the Scottish countryside. The restaurant uses produce from the west coast of Scotland. Salad, herbs and mushrooms from the hotel gardens, jellies and chutneys made from Eriska’s own berries, fish from the local fishermen, meat from the local butcher and game from the surrounding estates. The restaurant offers a four course menu and specific dietary requirements is catered too.
Address: Benderloch, Oban PA37 1SD
Phone: 01631 720371
Kinloch Lodge, Skye
Kinloch Lodge on the Isla of Skye is home to award winning Michelin star restaurant run by head chef Marcello Tully. Their 5 course dinner menu is a balanced meal which showcases the best of local highland ingredients, with the highlands and islands being home to some of the world’s finest meat, game, shellfish, vegetables and herbs. Marcello’s team bring these ingredients to life in the hotels restaurant.
Address: Sleat, Isle of Skye IV43 8QY
Phone: 01471 833333
Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, Cameron House
Mrtin Wishart has created a fine dining experience in Cameron House Hotel, next to the banks of Loch Lomond. Awarded a Michelin Star in 2011 and has retained it ever since. The restaurant is elegant and stylish and uses food that is in season and is Scottish produced, such as such as Orkney hand dived scallops, creel caught langoustines and west coast brown crab. Dine against the dramatic backdrop of Loch and Ben Lomond, it doesn’t get much more Scottush than that.
Address: Cameron House, Loch Lomond G83 8QZ
Phone: 01389 722504
Number One, Edinburgh
Number One presents modern Scottish cuisines in one of the caountrys finest hotels, the Balmoral. Refurbished in 2015 the restaurant offers a fresh contemporary experience. Choose between a la carte and their tasting menu.
Address: Balmoral Hotel, 1 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
Phone: 0131 557 6727
Peat Inn, near St Andrew, Fife
Owned by award winning chef and food columnist Geoffrey Smeddle and his wife Katherine. Geoffrey is at the heart of the kitchen delivering a seasonal menu which takes Scottish ingredients and creates modern dishes, based on classical techniques.
Address: The Peat Inn, Fife, Scotland, KY15 5LH
Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
Opened in 1999 and located in Edinburgh’s historic post of Leith a decade on the restaurant continues to bring tradiditional and modern cuisine to Edinburgh. Gaining its Michelin star in 2001 it still has it to this day, an accolade to the talent and quality of the menu and staff.
Address: 54 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RA
Phone: 0131 553 3557
The Albannach, Sutherland, Highlands
First awarded its Michelin star in 2009 the Albannach has retained that award till this day. Located in one of the more remote parts of Scotland with mountain views from the dining room. The restaurant takes a farm to plate attitude to cooking with prime white fish and shellfish caught and landed in Ullapool. Organic vegetables and free-range eggs produced by local crofters a free-range farm in Morayshire supplies the beef and lamb, whilst game and barn-reared fowl, is wild and seasonal.
Address: The Albannach Hotel, Baddidarroch, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4LP
Tel: 01571 844407
The Cellar, Anstruther, Fife
Under the ownership of Billy Boyter and family, this former smokehouse and cooperage won it’s Michelin Star in 2015. The restaurant is snug in size holding just 7 tables, food is light modern and polished with subtle modern influences. Prebooking is essential.
Address: 24 E Green, Anstruther KY10 3AA
Phone: 01333 310378
The Kitchin, Edinburgh
Taking a ‘farm to plate’ philosophy the restaurant opened i 2006 and claimed its star in 2007. The Kitchin presents modern British cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques and an appreciation of the best quality ingredients available from Scotland’s fantastic natural larder.
Address: 78 Commercial St, Edinburgh EH6 6LX
Phone: 0131 555 1755