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The Best Fine Dining In Scotland

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Scotland


Scotland is a popular tourist destination and luckily, for those tourists with refined palates, it is also a country that boasts some truly great restaurants. We will be looking at a few of the truly best here.

The Gleneagles Hotel is located Southwest of Perth and it boasts four different restaurants on the premises, all deserving of your attention.

The first of these, Strathearn features a huge formal dining room and a menu that combines the best of France and Scotland. The second, Andrew Fairlie provides the most exclusive dining experience, earning the restaurant two Michelin Stars in the process. DESEO is the third of the four restaurants and it offers an informal dining experience with mostly Mediterranean dishes. The Dormy Clubhouse Bar and Grill is the final of the four restaurants in The Gleneagles Hotel and it offers spicy dishes and modern bar food.

Chez Roux is a restaurant in the Cromlix hotel in Perthshire and it is run by head chef Darin Campbell. The restaurant is overseen by the legend of French cuisine Albert Roux. It is generally considered to be the best traditional French cuisine restaurant in Scotland.

Restaurant 21212 is located in the very heart of Edinburgh, in a listed Georgian townhouse, offering an incredible menu based on modern French cooking. The guests can watch the meals being prepared by the chefs in the open kitchen. The restaurant earned its Michelin Star back in 2010, only 8 months after it opened.

Boath House is another Scottish restaurant with a Michelin star, located in the town of Nairn. It is run by head chef Charlie Lockley who uses local produce and ingredients and who grows much of its vegetables and herbs in the restaurant garden. The menu changes daily but it always adheres to the principles of The Slow Food Movement.

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