West End favourite Cail Bruich has been awarded a coveted Michelin star.
The restaurant is the first in Glasgow to secure the accolade since Gordon Ramsay’s Amarylis 18 years ago.
The award comes just five months after Lorna McNee – protégé of the late two Michelin starred chef Andrew Fairlie – took up the post of head chef.
Brothers Chris and Paul Charalambous opened on Great Western Road in 2008.
The prestigious guide now has a glowing entry for Cail Bruich of the highest order.
It reads: “Cail Bruich means ‘to eat well’ and this smart restaurant run by two brothers certainly lives up to its name.
“Its location on a main intersection might not be the most appealing but there’s no shortage of guests who are drawn here by Lorna McNee’s refined, confident cooking.
“Twelve years working with Andrew Fairlie has given her the utmost respect for the quality of her ingredients and a great understanding of how to handle them, and while she continues to follow his classic principles, she also brings a level of creativity to the table.”
A statement from the restaurant on social media reads: “We are delighted and humbled to receive Glasgow’s first Michelin Star in 18 years.
“A commitment to excellence in food and service has always been our ethos.
“The award is for our team, our 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 excellence will put Glasgow firmly on the culinary map, where it undoubtedly should be.”