Two new Stars for Scotland

TWO Scottish restaurants are among those to have been awarded a Michelin Star for the first time in this year’s Michelin Guide.

Glasgow restaurant Unalome by Graeme Cheevers and The Glenturret Lalique in Crieff have both secured a Michelin Star in the latest edition of the guide, published today (16th February).

Unalome was opened by Cheevers in June 2021, with the chef saying from day one that he aimed to secure a coveted Michelin Star for the restaurant. The city now has two Michelin Star restaurants, after Cail Bruich secured a Star in last year’s guide.

The Glenturret Lalique, which opened last year, is located within The Glenturret Distillery in Crieff.

Lalique head chef, Mark Donald, 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.”

While Unalome and Glenturret were the only restaurants to have gained a Michelin Star, several other eateries retained their Stars.

Condita in Edinburgh, Kitchin and Restaurant Martin Wishart in Leith, The Cellar in Anstruther, The Peat Inn near St Andrews, Loch Bay on Skye and Cail Bruich in Glasgow all retained the Michelin Star, while Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles continues to be the only Scottish restaurant to hold two Michelin Stars.

Michelin defines a Michelin Star as representing “outstanding cooking”.