Andrew Fairlie hotel restaurant flies the flag for Scotland on world stage

GLENEAGLES, SCOTLAND:  24 SEPT 2009: Andrew Fairlie KRUG dinner.
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Restaurant Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles is the first Scottish restaurant ever to be inducted into Les Grandes Tables du Monde, having taken its place among one of the most prestigious collection of gastronomic restaurants in the world.

Les Grandes Tables du Monde brings together a select group of some of the most distinguished and celebrated restaurants around the globe – all of which have long-standing two or three Michelin star ratings.

Restaurant Andrew Fairlie is now one of only seven establishments in the UK to feature in the prestigious group – alongside venues like The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn.

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Accepting the invitation at The Ritz in Paris last week, Fairlie commented that for him this represents a lifetime’s achievement. He said: “It is a phenomenal honour to be listed next to such highly renowned chefs as Thomas Keller, Alain Ducasse, and my wonderful old mentor Michel Guérard. This is both a great privilege for me and an exciting next step for the restaurant.”

He added: “Becoming a member also represents a great opportunity for stimulating my team through the sharing of ideas and staff with other like-minded restaurants around the world.”

Established in 1954 by six Parisian chefs – with the logo spontaneously drawn by Jean Cocteau on a tablecloth in the Le Grand Véfour restaurant – Les Grandes Tables du Monde is an integral part of French culinary history.

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