Run by husband and wife team, Keith and Nicola Braidwood, Braidwoods is a relaxing 30 minutes drive from Glasgow. Both partners are “Master Chefs of Great Britain”. The food at Braidwoods is of the highest standard and menus change daily to account for the very best quality produce, which is prepared and presented with real skill to create highly imaginative dishes. Staff are caring and attentive. Booking is essential. The Braidwoods cuisine blends tradition with a creative flare and many modern twists on classic themes. Locally caught seafood and the best Scottish lamb, deer and game-birds are staples of their ever-changing menu.
“Braidwood’s restaurant has held a Michelin star since year 2000. We are the only Ayrshire restaurant to have this award and after over 17th consecutive year which makes us the longest running Michelin Star holder in Scotland. At the heart of Braidwoods philosophy is our devotion to the finest ingredients, much of it sourced locally, and a fantastic respect for the traditions of haute-cuisine: painstaking preparation, freshly made stocks and sauces and terrific attention to detail, as shown in our homemade pastas, breads and chocolates.”
Editor’s note: Look out for Cairnhill Farm beef, Ayrshire lamb, loin of rabbit, hand dived Wester Ross scallops and West Coast turbot.