A Michelin star is the ultimate sign of quality in both the food and service of a fine dining restaurant. Started in 1900 by French company, Michelin tyres, as a guide on where to stop when on a road trip, the awards have become global accolades which are held by some of the biggest names in hospitality. With the 2020 guide, which will showcase new or retained stars, set to be announced in October, these nine restaurants are Scotland's current creme de la creme. Picture: 21212 Facebook.
One of Edinburghs four Michelin-starred restaurants, 21212 is owned and run by Katie OBrien and partner, chef Paul Kitching, who is renowned in the capital for his cooking style and excellent dishes.
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Scotlands only two Michelin Star restaurant at Gleneagles Hotel has retained its stars despite chef Andrew Fairlie's passing earlier this year.
The only Ayrshire restaurant to have a Michelin Star, Braidwoods is run by husband and wife team, Keith and Nicola Braidwood, who are both top chefs.
This iconic restaurant, located in the Balmoral Hotel, is the top spot to sample modern Scottish cuisine at its finest, and has retained its Michelin star for years.
Martin Wisharts Edinburgh venue is truly one not to miss if you are visiting the capital and desire to be wined and dined.
Originally run by industry veteran Peter Jukes, Anstruthers the Cellar was taken over and re-opened by local boy and top chef Billy Boyter in 2014.
The only Michelin-starred restaurant on the island even more impressive given its only been open for three years has gained excellent reviews from critics and diners alike.
A classic example of the French influence on Scottish cuisine, The Kitchin was opened by top Scots chef Tom Kitchin and his wife Michaela in 2006 and has gone on to become a true favourite in the capital.
Having won Scotlands first ever Michelin star back in the 80s, the Peat Inn is still at the top of its game and head chef Geoffrey Smeddle takes full advantage of the region's top ingredients.