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February 2017: Restaurant Andrew Fairlie has become the first Scottish restaurant to join Les Grandes Tables du Monde, the ultra-exclusive by-invitation-only club established in 1954 by six French chefs; only 170 restaurants worldwide are members of the organisation, including the UK's Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn.

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Summary

Andrew Fairlie’s “romantic” dining room in this famous Scottish bastion won particularly strong ratings this year, with top billing going to his “pretty much perfect” cuisine. “Sumptuous dishes” feature on a “perfectly balanced tasting menu which flows splendidly, and lets the amazing ingredients sing”, and come with “an accompanying wine flight that’s impeccably matched and presented with great aplomb by the sommelier”. It’s a windowless space, but fans “like that it’s closed off” – it’s “like stepping through a door into another world….”

£133
Exceptional
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Nothing disappoints at this bastion of excellence in Scotland”. Perhaps “it’s a shame it’s located in a windowless ground floor room”, but all-in-all the setting is “magnificent”, the service is “impeccable”, the cuisine – “firmly rooted in the French classical tradition”“outstanding”, and the wine “superb”. Top Menu Tip – “surely the finest lobster dish on the planet”.

£130
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Without a doubt, one of Britain’s best restaurants”; this renowned dining room “spells luxury from the moment you enter its fashionably muted and spacious interior”, and its cuisine is “truly outstanding” – it is also “frighteningly expensive”, though, and there were a couple of “anticlimactic” reports this year.

£132
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The best place to eat in Scotland” (and, for some reporters, “in the UK” too) – a visit to Andrew Fairlie’s “dark” dining room, within the famous Edwardian golfing hotel, is summarised in almost all reports as an experience that can only be described as “phenomenal”.

£131
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel Restaurant in PH3, Auchterarder by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel restaurant.
Iain M
Like stepping through a door into another w...
Reviewed 10 months, 21 days ago

"Like stepping through a door into another world - I like that it's in an interior closed space. The service tops it all. Several tasters left me blown away before the first course arrived."

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Auchterarder, PH3 1NF
Opening hours

dinner 6.30 pm - 10 pm
Last orders: 10 pm

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