Michelin inspectors reveal their favourite dishes - and one is from a Scottish restaurant

The famous road trip guide revealed new stars in February this year, but what are the inspector’s stand-out dishes?

Published 30th Apr 2024
Updated 30 th Apr 2024

The 2024 Michelin Guide for the UK and Ireland is out now, with new Stars, Bib Gourmands and Green Stars announced in February. 

But throughout the year, there will be new additions to the Guide as well as monthly reveals of the inspector's favourite dishes. For April, one of these is from a Scottish restaurant. 

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The glazed rare breed beef with charred leeks and black garlic from Celentano’s in Glasgow made the list for this month.

The Michelin inspector had this to say of the dish: “Entirely befitting of a Bib Gourmand restaurant, this dish was hearty, full of flavour and so satisfying to eat – all while showcasing the care and skill of the Celentano’s kitchen team. 

“The beef itself had an appearance not unlike brisket, and was tender to cut, while the thin layer of fat on the meat had been rendered well. 

“It was served with charred baby leeks, a creamy black garlic purée and some finely chopped herbs. A slightly reduced sauce added an extra layer of flavour to finish off the dish.”

Celentano’s was awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2022. Bib Gourmands are awarded to restaurants offering particularly good quality, good value cooking. 

What is the Michelin Guide?

The Michelin Guide was created in 1900 by Andre and Edourd Michelin, the founders of the Michelin tyre company. It wasn’t until 1926 the guide began to award stars to fine dining establishments, starting with one star only.

After five years, the addition of two and three stars were included in the guide, which went global during the rest of the 20th century. 

The stars represent a high quality of food and whether the restaurant is worth a journey. According to Michelin, one star is reflective of a very good restaurant in its category.

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Two stars show excellent cooking that’s worth a detour and three stars are awarded for exceptional cuisine that’s worth a special journey.

Celentano's, Cathedral Square, Glasgow, UK
Celentano's, Cathedral Square, Glasgow, UK, G4 0XA
Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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