Three Rosettes for four Scottish eateries

The Glenturret Lalique, which last month secured its first Michelin Star, has now been awarded three AA Rosettes.

FOUR Scottish restaurants are riding high after securing three AA Rosettes in the organisation’s latest awards.

Dean Banks at the Pompadour in Edinburgh, Tamburrini & Wishart in Balloch, The Auldgirth Inn in Dumfries and The Glenturret Lalique in Crieff were all awarded three Rosettes at a virtual awards ceremony this morning (2nd March).

The organisation described Dean Banks at the Pompadour as “one of Edinburgh’s most splendid places to eat”, with Tamburrini & Wishart’s food said to be “first class” and the menu at The Auldgirth Inn described as “a collection of bold and ambitious dishes, all with good balance of flavour and clarity”.

The Glenturret Lalique, which last month secured its first Michelin Star, was said to offer “highly skilled, precise, modern European cooking”.

“We are delighted to recognise those restaurants that are achieving the highest levels of gastronomic excellence in our country,” said AA managing director, Simon Numphud. “Congratulations to all those working at these establishments, who continue to show the breadth and quality of the British culinary landscape.”

The AA describes three Rosette restaurants as having achieved “standards which demand national recognition well beyond their local area”.

There are currently 26 three Rosette restaurants in Scotland, with only four restaurants holding four Rosettes.

Only one Scottish restaurant, The Kitchin in Leith, holds five Rosettes.