Independent restaurant guide, SquareMeal.,has announced the best restaurants that the UK has to offer and 11 are in Scotland.
SquareMeal’s UK Top 100 is the only list of its kind to exclude London’s restaurants - allowing the wider UK’s dining scene to truly shine. Here we take a look at the Scottish restaurants that were named in the UK top 100 for 2023.
5. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie
Recently named the best restaurant in the UK by Harden’s, Scotland’s only two Michelin Star restaurant is at number 45 in this list. SquareMeal says that the food is made into ‘precise, sumptuous dishes, rooted in European tradition and the very best Scottish produce.’ Photo: Alan Donaldson
6. Glenturret Lalique
Scotland’s only Michelin Star restaurant within a distillery is number 49 in the top 100. Head chef Mark’s dishes are deemed to be worth the trip as his ‘globetrotting menus are out of this world.’ Photo: Glenturret Lalique
This Edinburgh restaurant is another relative newbie to the scene, and is Roberta Hall-McCarron’s second restaurant in the city. The SquareMeal team, who ranked it at 53, said that it ‘has smashed all expectations. We love the soothing interiors almost as much as we love Hall-McCarron’s delicious, inventive cooking.’ Photo: Eleanore
8. Bar Brett
A laid-back sister restaurant to Cail Bruich, Bar Brett in Glasgow takes the spot at number 56. SquareMeal notes that it’s a ‘wine bar where the food is as good - if not better - than the carefully selected low-intervention drinks list.’ Photo: Bar Brett