Scottish success in Good Food Guide

ELEVEN Scottish eateries have been inducted into the prestigious Good Food Guide.

The Anstruther Fish Bar in Fife and Edinburgh’s, Gardener’s Cottage restaurant are now considered amongst the best places to eat in the UK by the industry guide.

Earlier this year, the Gardener’s Cottage was named the guide’s Regional Restaurant of the Year for Scotland.

Glasgow restaurants, Cail Bruich and Central Market have also been included as have the Mountain Café in Aviemore and Highlands venues, the Cross in Kingussie, Birch Tree in Delny and the Limetree Restaurant in Moffat.

The Good Food Guide is the longest running industry ‘bible’ in the UK and named five Scottish restaurants in its top 50 places to eat in the whole country.

Entries are given the honour based on a preference for fresh produce, “rather than sumptuous decor,” experts said.

A further three eateries in Scotland’s capital were added to the guide this year, two of which are restaurants at the refurbished Caledonian Hotel. The third was the Purslane Restaurant in Stockbridge.


What they said about the new Scottish entries:

The Limetree Restaurant, Moffat “Colourful cooking with emphatic ?avours”

Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife “This traditional chippy, a local institution, also does a great turn as an eat-in restaurant, with friendly if slightly erratic waitress service.”

Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh “On the food front there’s nothing fussy or gratuitously showy. The assured cooking has clear flavours.”

Purslane Restaurant, Edinburgh “A smart basement restaurant where chef/patron Paul Gunning’s aspiring menu of precise dishes reflects his experience under the likes of Jeff Bland at Balmoral’s Number One.”

The Gardener’s Cottage, Edinburgh “‘Yum bloomin’ scrum’, reports another reader. We concur.”

Cail Bruich, Glasgow “Trendy, bohemian and slightly pampered, Glasgow’s West End is well placed to support a restaurant of serious intent with a list of artisan suppliers as long as your arm. Cail Bruich (‘Eat Well’) rises effortlessly to the occasion.”

The Pompadour by Galvin, Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh “Inspired dining in the heart of the city”

The Cross, Kingussie “The whole experience was superb … nothing was rushed. The chef is obviously very passionate and staff were very knowledgeable.”

Mountain Café in Aviemore “A jewel in the midst of Aviemore.”

Birch Tree, Delny “It’s a real find in such a rural area”

Central Market, Glasgow “The interior (white tiled walls, slate floors, busy chefs on show) sports the kind of stripped back, dining-in-the-kitchen brand of cool that says the food is the star.”

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