Scotland's Michelin Star and Bib Gourmand Restaurants 2022

A round-up of all of the new awardees and restaurants who have retained their starred status — plus each of Scotland's affordably-priced Bib Gourmand dining spots — as featured in the 2022 Michelin Guide.

Newly Awarded for 2022:

The Glenturret Lalique, Crieff *

Having only recently opened in July of last year, the Glenturret Lalique restaurant has now become one of just two new additions to Scotland's list of 2022 Michelin Star awardees. Regular readers of the magazine will by now be familiar with this unique venue, which comprises both the Glenturret Distillery founded in 1763 – Scotland's oldest working whisky distillery – and the much more recent addition of the adjoining Lalique restaurant.

Head Chef Mark Donald, who previously retained the Michelin Star awarded to Edinburgh's Number 1 at the Balmoral, has been at the helm of The Glenturret Lalique since its inception. As a result of his efforts, as well as the work of all the staff there, Lalique can now count itself among the Scottish restaurants who boast Michelin's prestigious designation.

Of the recent news, Mark has said: 'I am so proud that Michelin have acknowledged the hard work, creativity and dedication from my team – and everyone at The Glenturret. Our Scottish heritage and surroundings are vital to the heart and soul of the restaurant.'

Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow *

Finnieston's Unalome is the only other Scottish restaurant to be newly awarded a Star for 2022.

This restaurant represents Graeme Cheevers' first ever solo venture following a number of jobs in some of Scotland's best kitchens. The food is described as possessing 'boldness and sophistication', with an emphasis on using the very best local and Scottish ingredients.

Unalome offers a 3-course lunch menu for £35, or a tasting menu starting at £90. Expect excellent meat and fish options which combine Cheevers' classical culinary inclination with an innovative and thoughtful approach.

Retained for 2022:

Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles, Auchterarder **

Scotland's only restaurant currently holding two Michelin Stars, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie specialises in combining the very best of Scottish and French cuisine. Since the eponymous chef's passing in 2019, his restaurant at the Gleneagles Hotel has been led by Head Chef Stephen McLaughlin and Manger Dale Dewsbury. Retaining their place as Michelin's pick as top Scottish restaurant in 2022, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie once again reaffirms itself as a truly world-class dining experience, which continues to build upon the legacy of its founding chef.

The Menu Dégustation costs £155, or £250 with paired wines.

Cail Bruich, Glasgow *

Lorna McNee of Cail Bruich is currently Scotland's only female chef to hold a Michelin Star, as well as being awarded the Great British Menu's 'Champion of Champions' title in 2019. She was trained by the aforementioned Andrew Fairlie, and is renowned for the meticulous and beautiful presentation which she brings to all of her dishes.

Cail Bruich prides itself on using 'finest seasonal produce and local ingredients, handled with care and creativity'. The Michelin Guide recommends booking the kitchen counter and opting for the Chef's Tasting Menu (£115 pp.) for the opportunity to observe a master at work, as McNee prepares some of the best food in Scotland before your very eyes.

Condita, Edinburgh *

Conor Toomey's Condita, located in the quiet Newington area of Edinburgh, offers up a surprise tasting menu in an intimate yet understated setting. Some visual hints toward the ingredients used in the menu will be offered upon arrival, but the exact nature of each of the courses remains a mystery up until the moment the dishes are served.

Condita's surprise menu costs £110 per person, with wine pairing an additional £60. Book in for an adventurous and enigmatic evening meal.

Kitchin, Leith *

Aside from having perhaps the most appropriate name of anyone in the Scottish food scene ( – that's called an 'aptronym', for those interested), Tom Kitchin is also the chef-owner of one of the nation's best restaurants for Highland game and Scottish seafood.

Located in a converted whisky warehouse in Leith, Kitchin retains its Star this year, receiving praise from Michelin for its 'warmth and easy-going charm', as well as an exceptional menu which champions Scottish culinary culture and ingredients.

Tasting menus start at £120 pp.

Loch Bay, Isle of Skye *

Husband and wife duo Michael and Laurence Smith are responsible for the Loch Bay restaurant in Stein, in the north-west of Skye. The restaurant is cosy and unpretentious, seating just 18 guests at a time, and draws upon the spoils of the 'Little Minch' – the strait separating Skye from the Outer Hebrides – for its 'Skye Fruits de Mer' menu. The Minch is widely regarded as one of the most habitable bodies of water for fish and shellfish in Britain, and Michael showcases the quality of the island's seafood by making it the centrepiece of Loch Bay's multiple-course menu.

Priced at £120 pp., this place is a must for all seafood fanatics.

Martin Wishart, Leith *

A respected and decorated figure in Scottish food, Martin Wishart is a classically trained chef who has previously worked under the likes of Albert Roux, Michel Roux Jr, Marco Pierre White and John Burton-Race. Like a number of the other starred restaurants in the 2022 guide, Restaurant Martin Wishart represents a coming together of the best aspects of French and Scottish cuisine.

Martin is another outspoken advocate for using Scottish produce, and as such, the restaurant's current tasting menu centres around some of the nation's best game and fish – including Borders roe deer and Orkney scallops. He was even awarded an honorary degree by the University of Edinburgh in 2012 for his 'contribution to the raising standards of Scottish cuisine [...] to the international regard it currently holds'.

The tasting menu is available for £115, or £180 with paired wines.

The Cellar, Anstruther *

Fife's The Cellar occupies a series of rustic cottages which once served as Anstruther's town smokehouse and cooperage. Despite the sense of the past which imbues these cottages, with their exposed wooden beams and low ceilings, the Michelin Guide for 2022 points out that the culinary approach taken by The Cellar's owner and chef Billy Boyter is distinctly contemporary and modern.

The restaurant offers a single tasting menu which is 'inspired by seasonal Scottish produce and locally foraged ingredients from our coastline and countryside'. The cost is £85 pp., plus an optional wine pairing for £60.

The Peat Inn, Peat Inn *

Run by Geoffrey and Katherine Smeddle, The Peat Inn near St. Andrews offers food which combines Geoffrey's classical training with a number of modern touches. The food mirrors the setting itself in this regard, since the 18th-century building retains its original wood-burning fireplace, whilst introducing modern aesthetic touches such as whitewashed walls for its three light and pleasant dining rooms.

A la carte and tasting menus are on offer, which showcase original takes on Scottish and French dishes, combined with modern elements to produce what Michelin describes as a 'bold and harmonious' range of flavours. The six-course tasting menu costs £95 pp.

The Bib Gourmand — great food at affordable prices, as certified by Michelin.

In addition to the two Scottish restaurants newly awarded a Michelin Star in 2022, two further dining spots in Glasgow have received the Bib Gourmand in recognition of providing high-quality food within a lower price bracket. Ka Pao and Calentano's join the eight Scottish restaurants which have retained their Bib for 2022.

Newly Awarded for 2022:

Ka Pao, Glasgow

A stone's throw from Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, this South-East Asian restaurant has made a big impression with its fragrant curries and array of small plates, influenced by Thai and Laotian cooking.

Celentano's, Glasgow

Located in Glasgow's Cathedral Quarter, Celentano's is a sustainability and local-produce focused Italian restaurant. Pasta takes centre stage at Celentano's, and the menu is designed with an emphasis on sharing dishes.

For more value-for-money options, check out the following Scottish restaurants which retained their Bib this year...

Retained for 2022:

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