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Andrew Fairlie restaurants - Relais and Châteaux award
The Sunday Times - best restaurant in the UK 2012
We are extremely delighted this week to have been voted The Best Restaurant in the UK in The Sunday Times Food Guide - Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants, produced in association with Harden’s. All the more so as it is the first time a restaurant North of Oxford has even come in the top five. Andrew responded to the press saying - "this award is particularly gratifying as it recognises all that we do to keep growing and improving, in a country with a burgeoning list of really good restaurants. I have a brilliantly talented and loyal team – a lot of whom have been with me for many years - and I owe it all to them."
Times+ members can enter a competition to win dinner for two based on our Dégustation menu with the accompanying wine flight, plus accommodation in Gleneagles, this competition is open until November 26th 2012.
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Sumo wrestlers in a circle Bottles of Krug on ice Andrew at a railway station
Japan Krug Ambassade Andrew's Travels
Andrew has recently returned from a spectacular study tour of Japanese gastronomy with The Roux Scholarship. From watching artisans making tofu skin in a Kyoto backstreet, and specialist chefs preparing the deadly fugu blowfish, to eating an enormous lunch in the sumo wrestler’s restaurant and a breakfast of sea squirt and sea slugs in Tsukiji fishmarket. They also cooked a fundraising dinner for the Tsunami appeal in Tokyo.

Some photos can be seen here.
We are proud to have been invited to become Scotland’s only Ambassade for Krug – arguably the world’s finest Champagne House. Having passionately poured Krug since we first opened our doors eleven years ago, this now gives us an opportunity to connect with some remarkable establishments throughout the world. After a day of hard networking, we hosted the inaugural UK Ambassade meal in the restaurant – only the second time we have ever served lunch!

Some photos of the event can be seen here.
Andrew has recently uploaded a series of new travel journals on his own site - ranging from the wild oyster beds of the Kyle of Tongue on Scotland’s Northernmosts coast to the famous Poulet de Bresse being carved tableside in Lyon. We have finally added a Twitter link to Andrew’s part of our website, so you can follow his musings and inane thoughts as you look through his Journals.

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