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Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles

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Famed for its golf courses, political gatherings and corporate clout, Gleneagles (now with new owners) is about to undergo an extravagantly expensive makeover, although we’re pretty sure not a great deal will change at Andrew Fairlie’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant. Occupying a quiet corner of the vast resort, it’s a calm, sophisticated space with enough formality to create a sense of occasion – think diffuse lighting, soft furnishings and lively paintings hung on textured brown/black walls. Fairlie’s precise and highly assured cooking is rooted in the classic European tradition and he’s a master of refinement: Scottish lobster, for example, is home-smoked and dressed with warm lime and herb butter, while caramelised veal sweetbreads arrive with creamed polenta and jus gras. Seasonal game is also a strength (roasted loin of roe deer with choux farci, red cabbage and sauce poivrade, for example), and desserts such as quince and fig tart with almond frangipane and walnut ice cream are luscious works of art. The wine list is as long as a school register, but the sommelier is eager to offer teasing suggestions. “Simply the best food I’ve ever tasted”, trumpets one fan; another merely screams “wow!”

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Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder ,Perthshire PH3 1NF

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Jan 2011

Stayed over at Gleneagles for a bit of a Christmas treat, the hotel and room are amazing, but all with the luxurious price tag. At Andrew Fairlie’s restaurant we received a warm welcome and were shown into an equally welcoming dinning room. The menu was a choice of a la carte, 6 course Digustation or a ten course Du Marche. We decided to err on the side of caution and go for the 6 courses. Perhaps the Du Marche menu would have been a little more appealing if it described what the courses were rather...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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    Scotland Eats Out: Sketch - London Breakfast Review :: Scotland Eats Out: Review: Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles.

    Scotland’s only two Michelin star restaurant “Restaurant Andrew Fairlie” has long been top of our wish list, so to finally get ourselves a reservation was a foodie dream come true. A gift from a family member for a six course tasting menu for two, finally gave us the chance to visit Gleneagles and eat at Andrew Fairlies legendary restaurant.

    Long before both of us were even born, Andrew Fairlie became the first winner of the roux scholarship way back in 1984. A twenty year old Fairlie choose to work with legendary chef Michel Guerard at Les Prés d’Eugine for three months and then proceeded to work in some...
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