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Summary

£156
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A brilliant annual treat!” that’s “worth the enormous drive to get there!” – this stunning venue regularly tops our annual diners’ survey as the UK’s best venue, and was once again applauded unanimously in reports this year for its “exceptional cuisine”. The flagship for the world-renowned golf resort, it’s a cosseting, dark-walled space whose elegant decor helps offset its windowless position within the heart of the hotel. “Unique flavours are beautifully presented” by chef Stephen McLaughlin who worked with Andrew Fairlie for 26 years before the latter passed away in 2019; and GM Dale Dewsbury presides over an “amazing” front of house team. As well as the ‘Degustation’ menu “it offers a three-course à la carte for £125 per person, which is a nice find in these days of taster-only options”. Top Menu Tip – “the signature home smoked lobster is a great dish”.

Summary

£152
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Andrew Fairlie may no longer be with us but his spirit lives on in this restaurant which bears his name” – the “elegant” flagship dining room of this world-renowned golf resort, which this year topped our annual diners’ poll as No.1 in our Top 100 Best UK Restaurants. “And it still maintains its high standards and coveted 2 Michelin stars, which are well deserved”. Chef Stephen McLaughlin and GM Dale Dewsbury have been on the team since 2001, and the former provides both an à la carte or 7-course tasting menu: seasonal, luxurious ingredients are prepared with impeccable skill and creativity to deliver a spoiling experience that’s “well worth the money and a memory to be treasured”. “Attentive” staff, who are “especially knowledgeable in all respects” are also often mentioned.

Summary

£131
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Andrew Fairlie died of brain cancer in 2019 at the age of 55, so it is a tribute to the dedication of his long-time lieutenants, head chef Stephen McLaughlin and general manager Dale Desbury, that guests are still bowled over by their meals at his restaurant in this grand resort, famous for both golf and geopolitics. The late chef’s fingerprints are still everywhere, from his signature dish of local lobster home-smoked on whisky-barrel chips (a fixture on the menu), to the vegetables grown in the kitchen garden he established. “5 out of 5 says it all, doesn’t it?”. A refurbishment of the restaurant is planned in early 2022.

Summary

£156
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Andrew is no longer with us… but the tasting menu is still perfect!!”. Head chef Stephen McLaughlin and general manager Dale Desbury have given their now-departed boss the best send-off they could by maintaining the “truly amazing food of the highest order and faultless service at this beautiful restaurant, whose incredibly good ‘Degustation’ menu is an excellent exhibition of skill and creativity” (eight courses for £155). The Michelin man agrees and in October 2019, maintained this famous (if windowless) chamber as Scotland’s only two star. (For afternoon tea, “there’s a lovely new venue in the Glendevon Room – where the G8 summit meeting was held many years ago – beautiful views across to the Ochil Hills. Expensive but delicious!”)

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Auchterarder, PH3 1NF

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Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews

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.
Julian D
Our first visit, following many laudatory r...
Reviewed 6 months, 27 days ago

"Our first visit, following many laudatory recommendations from friends, and it did not disappoint in any way. We all had the tasting menu with the premium wine pairing (at £150 per person). The food was truly excellent at every course with the signature lobster (paired with Krug champagne) as the highlight (in a photo finish with other wonderful courses and pairings). A special mention for the service - the secret sauce of attentive, professional but totally “human and personal with the individual servers being themselves”. A wonderful dining experience. Very expensive but very memorable - and that is the “bargain” you hope for. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £125.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £43.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
Auchterarder, PH3 1NF
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday6 pm‑10 pm
Friday6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday6 pm‑10 pm

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