The Michelin Stars for 2022 were announced on 16 February and included two new stars for Scotland.
Due to the on-going pandemic and safety considerations for chefs, restaurateurs and the Michelin team, this year’s launch of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland took place in a digital format only, via Instagram, Twitter and the Guide's website.
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides said: “Naturally we were disappointed to be unable to host this event in person.
"However, we wanted to celebrate the achievements of the country’s top chefs, who have fought hard not only to survive, but to excel in these challenging times.
"To award so many new Stars this year, including one new Three Star, is testament to the determination and resilience of those working in the hospitality industry – not just the chefs, but those involved at every level.”
The 2022 has one new Three Star, five new Two Stars and 19 new One Stars joining the selection, the 2022 Guide offers, the team say, an 'impressive illustration of the vibrancy, creativity and excellence of the British and Irish culinary scenes.'
In the 2022 Guide there are 10 Michelin Star restaurants in Scotland, including the new stars, which include five star hotel dining rooms and an island restaurant - plus another star for Glasgow.
Scotland’s only restaurant with two Michelin Stars, Restaurant Andrew Fairlie can be found in the grounds of the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel and is renowned for its excellent service and immaculate dishes.
The restaurant has maintained its two star status under the guidance of head chef Stevie McLaughlin, who worked closely with the late Andrew Fairlie for years.
Edinburgh’s Condita retained their one Star rating.
The Michelin Guide says this of the restaurant: "Chef Conor Toomey offers a surprise menu where interesting modern dishes are confidently prepared and skilfully presented.
"A hand-drawn bookmark picturing some of the ingredients hints at what is to come; produce is British but it’s the quality that dictates the origin, not the location."
The Peat Inn, By St Andrew’s. Picture: The Peat Inn
Having won Scotland’s first ever Michelin star back in the 80s, the Inn is run by head chef Geoffrey Smeddle, who takes full advantage of the wonderful region of Fife to source only the best ingredients.
The menu focuses on some of the best seafood and game dishes that this area is famed for.
Tom Kitchin's flagship restaurant in Leith has kept its one star.
The restaurant’s philosophy follows a “nature to plate” journey, highlighting the best of Scottish seasonal produce, utilising classic French techniques.
The Guide says: "Choose from the perfectly balanced à la carte or opt for one of the surprise, vegetarian or prestige tasting menus. Highland game is a speciality, as is his ‘Rockpool’ dish of fresh local seafood."
Located in the East Neuk of Fife, The Cellar is a cosy eatery that has flourished under the head chef, Billy Boyter.
The Michelin Guide awarded a star to the little eatery on the great work that began with industry veteran Peter Jukes, and is now carried through with local boy Billy who recently announced the decision to introduce a four day working week.
Glasgow's first Michelin Star in 14 years was awarded to Cail Bruich, who retained the accolade in the 2022 Guide.
Head chef of Cail Bruich, Lorna McNee, brought the star home to the city just over five months into her first head chef role at the west end restaurant.
The last restaurant to hold a star in the city was Gordon Ramsay’s Amaryllis which closed in 2004.
Cail Bruich, which also has three AA Rosettes as well as one Michelin star, was opened in 2008 by brothers Chris and Paul Charalambous who ran the kitchen and front of house respectively.
Run by one of Scotland’s top chefs, Wishart worked under the likes of Albert Roux, Michael Roux Jr and Marco Pierre White before launching his own restaurants across the country.
In this flagship eatery in Leith diners can look forward to menus that showcase Wishart's skills.
The 2022 Guide commented on how Restaurant Martin Wishart has become an Edinburgh institution.
Chef patron Michael Smith of the Loch Bay has plenty of pedigree, he was chef director at Skye’s Three Chimneys when it earned its Michelin Star in 2015.
Offering contemporary Scottish dishes with “classic French influences”, the restaurant is well worth the trek to Stein, on the Waternish Peninsula in Skye, with the Fruits de Mer menu a particular highlight.
The Glenturret Lalique restaurant is the first fine dining establishment within a distillery in Scotland and opened in 2021.
The restaurant is headed by former Number One at the Balmoral head chef Mark Donald.
Mark took up the post at the Balmoral Hotel's Michelin Starred restaurant in 2018 after a 13-year stint abroad.
Michelin said of this restaurant: "Dinner is a multi-course tasting menu of precisely crafted modern dishes with a clean, delicate look and great depth of flavour, and Head Chef Mark Donald perfectly balances local and global influences with contrasting textures.
"Detailed service sees many dishes finished at the table and the ‘Sweetie Box’ of petit fours is a talking point."
This fine dining restaurant close to Kelvingrove park in Glasgow's west end opened in 2021 and is chef Graeme Cheever's first solo venture.
Graeme has had a hugely successful career with Geoffrey Smeddle at fine dining restaurant Étain, Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond and the luxury Isle of Eriska Hotel.
The Guide said that Unalome had 'bold, classically inspired' dishes and an extract reads: "His considerable culinary skills pay their respects to the finest of Scottish produce, be it Gigha halibut or Ayrshire lamb, in dishes that display his classical leanings.
"There is boldness and a sophistication to the cooking – and it’s well worth going for the full tasting menu and the thoughtfully considered wine pairings."
The previous Scottish Michelin Star restaurants who were named in 2021 but not 2022 are: Number One at the Balmoral and Isle of Eriska.
Last week Celentano's and Ka Pao, both based in Glasgow, were awarded Michelin Bib Gourmands for the first time.