Michelin Star Restaurants in Scotland 2019
This guide features the entire list of Michelin Star Restaurants in Scotland in 2019, which include some of the best restaurants in Scotland with the likes of 21212 in Edinburgh, Loch Bay Restaurant on the Isle of Skye, The Peat Inn, near St. Andrews and Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at The Gleneagles Hotel.
Whilst Gastronomer is all about great food in great places and doesn’t care all that much about awards, a Michelin star is an award that marks the pinnacle of culinary achievement for many chefs and as such just can’t be ignored. So feast your eyes on some of Scotland’s best restaurants and maybe get some inspiration for your next Foodie break!
Paul Kitching’s Michelin Star, 38 seat, 21212 Restaurant in Edinburgh opened in May 2009 and won its Michelin Star a year later in 2010. Run by Paul and his partner Katie, 21212 is located in Edinburgh’s Royal Terrace in a beautifully refurbished Georgian townhouse and also features four luxury bedrooms making it a great option for a Foodie break to Edinburgh.
Paul Kitching and his team produce contemporary French style cooking from the glass-fronted kitchen with a menu that changes each week, which along with a two course lunch starting at just £28 on weekdays, means there’s a great excuse to go back!
Image & header image with thanks to: 21212 Restaurant, Edinburgh
The Cellar Restaurant, Anstruther
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The Cellar is a One Michelin Star restaurant in Anstruther, Fife run by Chef/ owner Billy Boyter (who grew up in Cellardyke, just 10 minutes away) and Manager Patricia Kirk. Billy learned his trade in Edinburgh working for some of Scotland’s best restaurants before returning home to open The Cellar in April 2014. The Cellar offers just one tasting menu, which is always seasonal and uses locally foraged ingredients alongside the best regional produce.
Scotland’s Michelin Star Restaurants in 2019
Loch Bay Restaurant, Isle of Skye
Set in the old fishing village of Stein on the Isle of Skye the One Michelin Star Loch Bay Restaurant is run by Chef Patron Michael Smith and his wife Laurence. There’s a three course lunch menu and a five course Fruits de Mer evening menu which combines Scottish dishes and produce with classic French influences.
The Peat Inn, near St. Andrews
With a lunch menu starting at just £25, The Peat Inn near St Andrews, run by Chef proprietor Geoffrey Smeddle, offers Michelin starred dining at a very affordable price. The evening menu includes the likes of Roast confit pork belly, spiced puy lentils, pak choi with apple chilli purée and there is also stylish accommodation available with a breakfast is served in your room.
Image with thanks to: The Peat Inn/ZAC and ZAC
Braidwoods Restaurant, Dalry, Ayrshire
Braidwoods Restaurant is set in the heart of the Ayrshire countryside but just 40 minuntes drive from Glasgow and, having held a Michelin Star for twenty years, is the most established Michelin Star restaurant in Scotland.
Inside the whitewashed crofter’s cottage, Keith and Nicola Braidwood offer a menu that features tried-and-tested traditional classics using the finest ingredients, most of which are sourced locally, and prepared with the attention to detail that you’d expect from a restaurant that has held its Michelin Star for such a long time.
Number One at The Balmoral, Edinburgh
Taking it’s name from the iconic address of The Balmoral Hotel – 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh – Number One is a stylish Michelin Star and Four AA Rosette restaurant with its own cocktail bar, with the kind of service you’d expect from a five star hotel of this standard.
Head Chef Mark Donald and his team of thirteen chefs have developed a range of contemporary menus inspired by Scotland including a dinner menu and two tasting menus that always feature seasonal Scottish ingredients.
Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
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Restaurant Martin Wishart is a multi-award winning contemporary restaurant that was started by the Edinburgh born chef that gave it its name and continues to be ranked as one of the best restaurants in Scotland under the current Head Chef Joe Taggart, who has been with Restaurant Martin Wishart since the beginning in 1999.
The Michelin Star and Four AA Rosette restaurant offers a range of six-course and eight-course tasting menus, including a vegetarian option, alongside an a la carte menu and a set lunch menu starting at just £35.
The Kitchin, Edinburgh
Located on the Leith waterfront, The Kitchin was opened by Tom Kitchin and Michaela Kitchin in 2006 and the Edinburgh restaurant went on to achieve a Michelin star just a year later.
The Kitchin’s style is modern British with French influences and a philosophy of ‘From Nature to Plate’ using the best quality seasonal ingredients Scotland has to offer to create boldly flavoured classics with a fresh modern twist.
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles
Scotland’s only Two Michelin Star restaurant is fittingly situated in one of it’s most famous hotels – Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at The Gleneagles Hotel opened in 2001 and head Chef Stephen McLaughlin has been there since the start. Very sadly Andrew Fairlie died in early 2019 following a long battle with a brain tumour, but the restaurant that bears his name serves as a perfect tribute to his memory.
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie has it’s own Victorian walled garden so the produce couldn’t be more local or seasonal and menu choices include a la carte and a Dégustation menu.
We hope this guide to Scotland’s Michelin Star Restaurants has had your mouth watering and maybe even lead to a Gourmet trip of your own. There’s lots more where that came from with over 40 Foodie places to stay in Scotland and 200 Foodie places to stay in England in the Gastronomer directory. So for the latest Foodie articles, offers and places to stay, please keep checking back, follow us on Facebook & Twitter and sign up to our email newsletter.