Michelin star restaurants
beautiful interiors at The Kitchin © The Kitchin
delicious dish at The Kitchin © The Kitchin
dining room at Castle Terrace Restaurant
Dominic Jack, Chef Patron at Castle Terrace Restaurant
After gaining its first Michelin star in 1999, there are now several establishments which have earned Michelin stars around the capital. Many famous chefs are attracted to the natural larder and regional flavours Scotland has to offer and Edinburgh boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other part of the UK outside London.
Head to Leith to sample the excellence at Restaurant Martin Wishart, soak up views across the water and try signature seafood dishes including langoustine and beautiful Loch Fyne crab. Not far away, The Kitchin serves up some of Scotland’s finest produce which changes on a seasonal basis. From autumnal game meats to delicious sweet desserts, there is plenty of choice at this welcoming restaurant.
At the heart of the city, 21212 offers an adventurous menu in Edinburgh’s beautiful Georgian New Town. A modern French style is used in the dishes created by Paul Kitching and you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the Drawing Room before savouring a delicious meal in the 38-seater restaurant.
The Balmoral is one of the city’s famed hotels where you can have an outstanding culinary experience at Number One, which has retained a Michelin star for 10 consecutive years. Fresh Scottish ingredients are used to make innovative dishes including west coast scallops, Borders lamb and wonderful grouse. Why not round things off in the chic and modern Balmoral Bar where you can taste a warming dram or simply sit back with refreshing cocktails?
A recent addition to the list of Michelin-starred establishments is Castle Terrace, set in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle and led by Dominic Jack. Elegant meals are prepared with a flair and passion and once again both the interiors and the dishes display a warm French influence.
Indulge yourself at any or all of these restaurants for outstanding dining in Scotland’s beautiful capital city.
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