Food at Andrew Fairlie, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Andrew Fairlie

Many passionate epicures make their way to Perthshire for the sole purpose of dining at Andrew Fairlie, having booked their tables months in advance. When Gleneagles hosted the G8 Summit in 2005, Fairlie, a local culinary prodigy who trained in the southwest of France, cooked for a formidable roster of world leaders including Her Majesty the Queen. His restaurant, tucked inconspicuously into an interior alcove of the resort’s main building, is still Scotland's only two Michelin-starred outfit.

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Ballintaggart Farm

Ballintaggart Farm in the Scottish Highlands is a charming farm restaurant that offers a welcome blend of rural luxury and outstanding Scottish food.
Food at Boath House, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Boath House

In addition to housing a Michelin-starred restaurant, this restored Georgian mansion just east of Inverness is home to Donald and Wendy Matheson, its devoted conservators and residents of more than twenty years. The impressive structure, originally built in 1825, is surrounded by wildflower meadows and landscaped grounds, including an orchard and kitchen garden that supply Chef Charlie Lockley with organic fruit, vegetables and herbs. His six-course tasting menu is exquisite from the breadbasket (which might contain fennel soda bread or pine nut bread) to the memorable dessert courses (goat's cheese from Devon with homemade oatcakes and plum and shallot purée followed by chocolate cake with pearl barley ice cream).

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Café Cùil

Run by award-winning chef Clare Coghill, an Isle of Skye native, Café Cùil's menu is heavily influenced by Gaelic Scottish traditions.
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Caora Dhubh Coffee Company

Caora Dhube (“black sheep” in Scottish Gaelic) is a coffee shop just across from Talisker Distillery with a hip, rustic vibe.

Edinbane Lodge

Set in a 16th century hunting lodge that was renovated and restored in 2018, Edinbane Lodge offers a more relaxed take on fine dining.
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Kinloch Lodge

The family home of the Macdonald clan, Kinloch Lodge is a charming, family run property located right on Loch na Dal.
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Interior View - Leakey’s Bookshop and Café ,Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Leakey's Bookshop and Café

Still heated by a wood-burning stove, Leakey's is a charming place to sit down and skim the local paper over a cup of coffee and a home-cooked treat. Housed in a converted 18th-century Gaelic church, it is also Scotland's largest secondhand bookshop, filled with antique maps and classic tomes.

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Loch Bay

Despite its Michelin star, Loch Bay embraces a casual and cozy approach to dining in the Scottish countryside.
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The Old Inn

The image in your head of that classic Scottish pub...that is The Old Inn in Carbost on the Isle of Skye, serving traditional pub fare.
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The Oyster Shed

Just up the hill from Talisker Distillery is The Oyster Shed, a literal shed reminiscent of a Cape Cod seafood shack.
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The Three Chimneys

The Three Chimneys' nightly tasting menu is a beautiful tribute to the Hebridean crofters and divers who supply its fresh local fare.
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