Scotland shines in AA Guide

Graeme Cheevers opened Unalome earlier this year.

RESTAURANTS in Glasgow, Leith and Dornoch are among the newest additions to the AA Restaurant Guide.

The 2022 edition of the guide, published last week, features 100 new additions since the 2020 edition.

In Scotland, new entries for the 2022 guide include Glasgow fine dining restaurant Unalome by Graeme Cheevers, which has secured three AA Rosettes; The Little Chartroom in Leith, which has secured two Rosettes; and Grant MacNicol at the Castle in Dornoch, which has earned one Rosette.

The Kitchin in Leith remains the highest-ranked Scottish restaurant in the guide, as the only Scottish eatery to hold five Rosettes, with four Rosette holders including Edinburgh restaurants 21212 and Number One at The Balmoral as well as Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.

Four Rosette-level is described in the guide as being “among the top restaurants in the UK where the cooking demands national recognition”, while five Rosettes mark a restaurant out as “the pinnacle, where the cooking compares with the best in the world”.

Premises with three Rosettes are described as “outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local level”.

More than 20 Scottish restaurants are listed with three Rosettes in this year’s guide, including The Pompadour in Edinburgh, The Gannet in Glasgow, The Three Chimneys on Skye and The Cellar in Anstruther.