Peebles eateries in Michelin Guide

The 2013 Michelin Guide has awarded Bib Gourmand status to two restaurants in the Borders.

Kailzie Gardens Restaurant near Peebles was added to the Bib Gourmand category, which recognises restaurants offering good value for money, alongside Osso restaurant in Peebles, which retained the Michelin Bib Gourmand accolade for the third year.

“The award represents excellent value for money, and recognises that we use all fresh ingredients sourced as locally as possible,” Osso’s co-owner Allan Bone said. “There were only four restaurants in Scotland with this accolade in 2011 and still onlyseven in Scotland in total.”

Kailzie Gardens Restaurant and The Hawthorn Restaurant at Benderloch, Oban, joined Scotland’s prestigious Bib Gourmand list, featuring alongside Osso, Stravaigin in Glasgow, The Dogs in Edinburgh, Kilberry Inn in Argyll, and the Sorn Inn in East Ayrshire.

The Michelin Guide, which operates the famous star rating for restaurants throughout the world, is considered the pinnacle of food awards, with inclusion in the guide gaining restaurants and their chefs celebrity status. Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles retained his two stars, while 15 other restaurants retained their one star. Five are in Edinburgh, and among the others are Glenapp Castle in South Ayrshire, Martin Wishart at Loch Lomond, the Peat Inn in Fife and Kinloch Lodge on Skye.