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Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles

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The first phase of Gleneagles’ extravagantly expensive redevelopment is now complete, although there are no signs of upheaval at Andrew Fairlie’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant nestled within the world-famous hospitality resort. Occupying a quiet corner of the complex, this is 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: Home-smoked Scottish lobster dressed with warm lime butter has been on the menu since the very early days, and other dishes also seem like old friends – the roast loin of Highland roe deer with game bonbon and port jus, for example. Elsewhere, sophistication is the watchword (think wild mushroom and truffle ravioli with white bean velouté or fillet of stone bass with confit pork belly and Madeira jus), while desserts such as pistachio and vanilla mille-feuille with poached rhubarb and rhubarb sorbet are works of art. The wine list is as long as a school register, but the sommelier is eager to offer teasing suggestions. 

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Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie

Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder ,Perthshire PH3 1NF

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by   platinum reviewer (51)

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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