Three restaurants in Scotland have gained a Michelin star, while two have lost one, leaving the country with a 15 one-star establishments, and Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles retaining its two stars.
The three restaurants to gain a star were:
The two deletions were:
Commenting on winning a star, Dominic Jack, chef-patron of Castle Terrace said: "We're delighted. Everyone has been working very hard and it is brilliant news. It is great to be recognised." The restaurant was last year named as a rising star after just six months of being in business.
Adam Stokes, head chef at Glenapp Castle said: "It is fantastic news. It has been nearly four years of hard work which we are getting recognised for, and it certainly has come as a surprise. We have already had a glass of Champagne with the team to celebrate. We have had such an exciting week - we got awarded four AA rosettes 10 days ago, and it is my 30th birthday in two days' time."
Scotland's two-starred establishments:
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perth & Kinross
Scotland's one-starred establishments:
Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, South Ayrshire
Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire
Braidwoods, Dalry, North Ayrshire
Castle Terrace, Edinburgh
Number One (at Balmoral Hotel), Edinburgh
Martin Wishart, Edinburgh/Leith
Sangster's, Elie, Fife
Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Highlands
Albannach, Lochinver, Highlands
Boath House, Nairn, Highlands
Peat Inn, Fife
Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway
Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye
By Neil Gerrard
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