The Michelin guide for this year has just been published and typically London has the Lion's share of the stars. However Scotland and indeed our wee county of Fife punches well above it's weight in terms of starred eateries.
In Fife alone we have The Peat Inn which is 10 miles from Neuk Hoose and The Cellar in Anstruther which is a 4 mile walk along the Fife Costal Path.
The Peat Inn now owned and run by Geoffry and Katherine Smeddle and has had a star since the mid 1980s, Geoffry's cooking has been descirbed as witty and elegent with polished surroundings. You can have a very reasonable three course set lunch for £25.
Billy boyter at the Cellar in Anstruther produces some outstanding food in his small unpretentious restaurant, a real gem to have within walking distance.
Nearby St Andrew's has a wealth of eateries, with the establishments below receiving a mention in the Michelin guide
The Seafood Restaurant
The Rusacks Hotel
The Grange Inn
Just outside St Andrews
The Newport in Newport on Tay
Tayberry in Broughty Ferry
Castlehill in Dundee
Craig Millar in St Monans
So that's Fife, it's not hard to see why the county champions itself as a foodies destination. Edinburgh is about an hours drive away and it has it's fair share of stars to choose from
Restaurant Martin Wishart in Leith, a culinary institution and real heavy weight of the Edinburgh cooking scene.
No 1 at The Balmoral, this Rocco Forte owned hotel has held it's star for 16 years and is the epitome of old school style and glamour.
21212 is housed in an elegant four storey townhouse where Paul Kitching ever changing edgy menu will have you wanting to come back time and time again.
Last but by no means least is the fabulous The Kitchin run by husband and wife team Paul and Micheala Kitchin. They burst onto the scene in 2006 and were quicly awarded a star in 2007 and they have remained true to their mantra "from nature to plate" ever since.
Crail is the ideal place to base yourself from for your foodie holiday in Fife, inbetween eating you can walk up an appetite along The Fife Costal Path or on the many local beaches.