Incredible scenery, unforgettable hikes and charming cities aren’t the only reasons why so many people come to Scotland for vacation. A fertile land surrounded by ocean means only one thing: great food. For those lucky enough to wine and dine in Scotland, they’ll be delighted with the seasonal produce available. And there’s something exciting in every season. Whether it’s sourced from land or sea, it’s bound to be local, and quite often organic.
Even in such a sparsely populated country, there are ten Michelin star restaurants to check out. If you want to experience the finest of Scottish gastronomy, here are 5 of the best Michelin star restaurants to book.
This is a recent new entry offering an intimate dining experience in the capital, with an eight-course tasting menu inspired by seasonal ingredients. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, and reserved for the most adventurous of foodies, Condita takes a seasonally-led approach with everything they do. From their carefully curated menu to the wine to the in-house décor, they move with the times and deliver a surprise menu for guests.
Address: 15 Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SL
Tel: +44 (0) 131 667 5777
Restaurant Martin Wishart, Edinburgh
Fusing together modern European cuisine with classical French techniques and the finest Scottish ingredients, Restaurant Martin Wishart is one of Edinburgh’s finest dining spots. This is a multi-award winning business and holds the crown as the city’s very first Michelin restaurant.
Address: 54 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RA
Tel: +44 (0) 131 553 3557
Loch Bay, Isle of Skye
Loch Bay is the only Michelin star restaurant on the island and a must for anyone staying there. It’s been open just three years and has already climbed the ranks to become one of Britain’s best places to eat. Run by a husband and wife team, there’s definitely a small, intimate feel when you dine here, with friendly staff who make every experience enjoyable. But the main thing to come for is the outstanding seafood. You won’t taste better hand-dived scallops anywhere else, and the wine has been carefully acquired to ensure the perfect pairing for seafood.
To get to Isle of Skye, take the ferry from Mallaig (1hr 20mins from our luxury lodge).
Address: 1 Macleods Terrace, Stein, Isle of Skye IV55 8GA
Tel: +44 (0) 1470 592235
Isle of Eriska Restaurant, Isle of Eriska
At the Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island, guests are treated to an unforgettable experience. Inside the Michelin star dining room, there are four stunning areas to choose from, each offering beautiful views or a special ambience. The 3 course A La Carte dinner is £75.00 per person, including include tea/coffee with petit fours. From Isle of Mull scallops and Loch Creran oysters to Ayrshire lamb or Argyll roe deer, everything is sourced from the surrounding lands or waters.
Address: Benderloch, Oban PA37 1SD
Tel: +44 (0) 1631 720371
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, Auchterarder
Less than a 2hr 30min drive from Corrour Lodge is Auchterarder, a town close to the Ochil Hills. Located here is one of the finest foodie gems, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie which was run by the late Andrew Fairlie. Even after his recent passing, the Gleneagles Hotel dining establishment has retained its stars. It’s the country’s only two star restaurant, making it a must for serious fine dining enthusiasts.
Address: Auchterarder PH3 1NF
Tel: +44 (0) 764 694267
At Corrour Lodge, we create world-class food for our guests. So you don’t have to enjoy a Michelin experience to enjoy Scotland’s fine local ingredients. Local produce is at the heart of our kitchen, and we promise genuine warmth of hospitality for all of our clients. Find out more about our amazing food at Corrour.