Restaurant at Gleneagles Keeps Two Michelin Stars

Some happy news for foodies in Scotland: The Gleneagles Hotel has announced that one of its restaurants, Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, has retained its two-Michelin-star status in the 2011 Michelin Guide. This is significant, because it means that the restaurant remains the only two-Michelin-star establishment in Scotland.
 
Some history about the restaurant: In May 2001, Michelin award-winning chef Andrew Fairlie opened his own restaurant at Gleneagles, focusing on French influenced cuisine. The restaurant received a Michelin star rating in January 2002, after only eight months of opening and shortly after Andrew was named as Drambuie Scottish Chef of the Year. Among other accolades received in 2002, the restaurant was named AA Restaurant of the Year in Scotland, best hotel restaurant in the U.K., and one of the 10 best in the world by Hotels magazine. It is also the only restaurant to be awarded five Medallions – the Scottish equivalent to AA rosettes and classified as “outstanding” by VisitScotland. In January 2004, the restaurant was awarded a fourth AA rosette. A second Michelin star followed in January 2006 followed by AA Chef’s Chef of the Year, a unique award voted for by other AA rosette-achieving chefs. At the beginning of 2008, Andrew Fairlie won the title of Scottish Chef of the Year at the Scottish Restaurant Awards.

For more information on Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, visit www.gleneagles.com/hotel/restaurants/andrew-fairlie.

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