Eating and drinking: luxury addresses for refined cuisine
The Marine Hotel and Spa in North Berwick is known for its coastal setting and 19th-century Victorian architecture. It’s a popular choice for golfers, who can choose from 20 championship courses in the surrounding area overlooking the Firth of Forth. The Lawn Restaurant is run by Chef Chris Niven and its menu focuses on ingredients from East Lothian and surrounding areas, served in a relaxed setting, with an affordable seasonal menu designed around flavor and simplicity.
Eng: @thelawnscotland // @marineandlawn
Kimpton Charlotte Square and BABA, Edinburgh
The Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, perched on the edge of a private garden in the New Town, combines traditional glamor with modern Scotland. It’s an Instagram-ready hotel for a new generation of travelers with stunning interiors, a luxurious spa and gym, and multiple restaurants. BABA, his best-known of these spots, serves modern cocktails and inventive cuisine with Middle Eastern and Scottish influences. Mezze takes center stage here, but a charcoal grill contributes to that too, cooking Scottish lamb, beef and seafood. Locals who’ve been coming here since it opened know the menu’s secret: mix and match, and don’t be afraid to share.
Ing: @babaedinburgh // @kimptoncharlottesquare
Gleneagles and Birnam, Perthshire
The Gleneagles Hotel, a country estate below the hills of Ochil, has been a luxury destination for nearly a century. Located an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and with its own train station, it is the ideal getaway for those seeking relaxation, fun and adventure. Birnam, Gleneagles’ casual restaurant, has recently been refreshed and re-opened with a new look and menu. The restaurant’s updated menu includes cuts of meat and fish cooked over the restaurant’s open hearth, as well as pasta dishes, salads and light snacks.