Renowned chef Andrew Fairlie in the kitchen of the Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire
Knockinaam Lodge near Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway
Crab dish from Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
Main course of lemon sole and scallops served at The Peat Inn, near St Andrews
A main course of venison loin at served The Kitchin, Edinburgh
It's a sign of true quality and Scotland is home to no fewer than 16 of them. Come and experience the fine dining of Scotland's Michelin-star restaurants. Choose from one on the banks of the Loch Lomond, to the bustling city hub of Edinburgh and to the far north of the Highlands. This is eating out at its very best with menus bursting from gastronomic delights.
Edinburgh & The Lothians
Edinburgh now boasts an impressive five establishments with the coveted award, which means the city (along with Dublin) has the second highest number of Michelin-star restaurants outside London.
Indulge yourself with a fine dining experiences and eat at the restaurant which gave the capital its first Michelin-star. Restaurant Martin Wishart, located in the historic Port of Leith, opened its doors in 1999.
The fifth Michelin star in Edinburgh was awarded to Castle Terrace Restaurant, the sister restaurant of another of the city's Michelin-starred restaurants, The Kitchin. Both establishments offer outstanding seasonal dishes and follow the ethos 'From nature to plate'.
In the heart of the city, restaurant 21212 and the Balmoral Hotel’s restaurant, Number One, use a combination of classic French techniques and sumptuous Scottish ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes served in luxurious surroundings.
For a truly unforgettable meal in the most lavish surroundings, there is nowhere more perfect than Andrew Fairlie’s renowned restaurant at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire. This is Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred restaurant and offers a unrivalled menu using the best Scottish produce to magnificent effect and it certainly does not disappoint.
Ayrshire & Arran
For a special dining experience, Ayrshire & Arran boasts the wonderful Michelin-star Braidwoods in Dalry. Run for 20 years by husband and wife team, Keith and Nicola Braidwood, this restaurant offers exceptional haute cuisine, lovingly made with delicious local fayre.
Dumfries & Galloway
Knockinaam Lodge in Portpatrick is Dumfries & Galloway’s only Michelin-starred restaurant and offers a stylish haven from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Located in stunning grounds leading to a private beach near Stranraer, this luxury boutique hotel offers modern Scottish cuisine in a romantic candlelit restaurant.
Argyll & The Isles
Experience some fine dining in the palatial private island setting of the Isle of Eriska. The restaurant’s menu features the very best produce from the region’s natural larder, prepared with expertise and flair by head chef Ross Stovold. Cheese lovers can indulge in the delights of the wonderfully decadent farmhouse cheese trolley.
For a dining experience to remember, why not venture into one of the four Michelin-star restaurants in the Highlands?
Chef Charles Lockley of Boath House in Nairn uses only the finest local produce; this is reflected in the restaurant’s wonderful six-course menu, which changes daily. On the Isle of Skye, The Three Chimneys has received international acclaim for over 30 years. Sample truly local flavours from the island and try the specially-prepared Taste of Skye menu option. The family-run Kinloch Lodge serves a creative, modern and exciting menu, and the dishes often have a traditional twist associated with Scotland's amazing culinary heritage, while The Albannach in Sutherland is Britain’s most northerly Michelin-star restaurant.
The Kingdom of Fife
Fife is home to two restaurants that enjoy the coveted Michelin-star status. Sangster’s in Elie offers mouth-watering seafood dishes, while the Peat Inn by St Andrews prides itself on using the very best in local and seasonal produce and is credited with sparking the revival of interest in Scots cuisine three decades ago.
For an amazing dining experience head to Cameron House’s renowned Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond restaurant which was awarded a Michelin-star in October 2011.
With such a fantastic selection of fine dining establishments across Scotland, treat yourself to tantalising cuisine in some of the country’s most memorable settings.