The Sunday Times Top 100 list for 2017 released
The Sunday Times Top 100 restaurants in the UK for 2017 has been released and there are 8 in Scotland (compare that with 37 in London alone!) It’s a sign of the quality on offer across the UK that so few eateries north of the border have been included in the guide which will be published in full tomorrow (5th February).
Celebrity chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Antonio Carluccio and Nick Jones (founder of Soho House) are on the panel who decided which restaurants are worthy of a place on this year’s list.
Here are a list of the Scottish entries:
Only two restaurants in Glasgow made it past the judging panel and surprisingly only one from Finnieston, Alchemilla, which focuses on Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food with an Ottolenghi-feel. Cail Bruich, one of our favourites, is a restaurant with three rosettes located on Great Western Road serving modern Scottish cuisine.
We were surprised to see just four entries making the grade in Edinburgh. Norn, in Leith, which focuses on seasonal and foraged ingredients is astounding and well worth a visit (see here!). Fellow Leither, The Kitchin, celebrated ten years last year (yet we still haven’t been!) and is still wowing diners with excellent Scottish ingredients cooked with a French influence. The Gardner’s Cottage on Royal Terrace Gardens has long been on our list of to-go-to places too. And this is another nudge for a visit to the capital, Ondine which has an excellent reputation as one of the best fish/seafood restaurants in Scotland.
Further afield, Inver, in Stracthlachlan, looks like it will be worthy of a summer drive with gorgeous scenery, small and cosy restaurant and “wild and farmed ingredients”. No doubt The Three Chimneys smarted when they lost their star, but they are fighting back and this is somewhere we want to return to.
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