Eventually! Not since Gordon Ramsay at Amaryllis, which was a restaurant located in the One Devonshire Gardens hotel, has Glasgow held a Michelin Star. In this craziest of times, Cail Bruich did it.
On her win Chef Lorna McKnee commented:
“Winning a Michelin star has been a dream of mine since I became a chef. The feeling of achieving it is better than I could have ever imagined. The best feeling for me though, is seeing the happiness on my team members’ faces knowing that all our hard work and sacrifice has been worthwhile. It is amazing to share it with them. I’m so proud, it is a dream come true.”
Cail Bruich’s owners Paul and Chris Charalambous, added:
“We’re delighted and humbled to receive this accolade. A commitment to excellence in food and service has always been our ethos. To achieve Glasgow’s first star in 18 years, and in my home city is the dream of a lifetime. The award is for our team, suppliers and craftspeople who strive to provide the best possible experience for our guests.
“We wouldn’t have achieved this prestigious award without the support and loyalty shown by our guests. We hope that this recognition of excellence will put Glasgow firmly on the culinary map, where it undoubtedly should be.”
Glasgow is currently under tier 4 restrictions so Cail Bruich is offering delivery and collection only for its CB at Home menus. To order visit cailbruich.co.uk
Once restrictions are lifted it will be open for five and nine course tasting menus at lunch (Thursday – Saturday 12-1.30pm) and dinner (Wednesday – Saturday 6.30 – 9pm.)
Cail Bruich, 725 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G12 8QX
0141 334 6265
Whether the guide should have gone ahead in these testing times is another discussion but they did it and well done to them.
This year the ceremony was held online and marked the launch of the MICHELIN Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2021, which will be a digital-only publication to take into account industry recovery from Covid-19 and to offer users more modern and engaging resources via the app and on guide.michelin.com.
17 restaurants had been newly awarded a Michelin Star. This brings the total number of One Starred restaurants in the 2021 guide to 158.
Well done Cail Bruich and here’s hoping that many more join next year – there’s at least surely a Bib Gourmand for Ka Pao?