Join Gleneagles For 2020 Rising Star Chef Dining Series

Join the renowned Gleneagles hotel in Scotland for an exciting new dining series featuring four of the UK’s rising culinary stars

Calling all gourmands! Kicking off on 27th January 2020, the exquisite Gleneagles is launching The Strathearn Series, four exclusive culinary evenings specially curated by Executive Chef, Simon Attridge.

Taking place from January until April 2020, Simon is inviting one chef each month to join him for a one-off collaboration of culinary minds – treating guests to a range of interactive dining experiences in a relaxed, open kitchen setting.


Simon has hand-picked four of the country’s culinary rising stars, each of whom head up independent restaurants across Scotland and the UK.

Hailing the next generation of chefs, each exclusive sitting of The Strathearn Series will see just an exclusive 12 guests devour a one-off six-course menu with paired wines.


Served up in the open kitchen within Gleneagles’ newly-renovated The Strathearn restaurant, the rare experiences will begin with Champagne and canapés.

This will be followed by a tour of the kitchen and wine room, before a live showcase of the chefs’ skills and an open discussion on the dishes as they are being prepared begins.


Of the new series, Simon told The Wordrobe: “We want to break down the barrier between the restaurant and the kitchen by inviting guests to join in the fun. I want our guests to feel like they’re coming round to my house for a dinner party.

As chefs, it’s important to be open to continual learning, and collaborations are a fantastic way to share skills and knowledge and develop ideas.”

The exciting lineup is as follows:

27th January: Roberta Hall, The Little Chart Room: seasonal French & British cooking
Winner of the Young British Foodies Awards in 2018 and chef-owner of the celebrated, 16-seat The Little Chart Room in Edinburgh, Roberta Hall is one to watch. She runs her own restaurant with husband, Shaun McCarron, formerly Chef de Partie at Tom Kitchin’s Michelin-starred The Kitchin and puts produce at the forefront of her dishes. 

10th February: Paul Graham, Sonder: Scottish & global culinary fusion
Sonder’s Paul Graham is previously of eponymous three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London. An open plan dining and kitchen experience based around Scottish ingredients and global flavours, Sonder is one of the newest culinary hotspots in Edinburgh.

22nd March: Scott Smith, Fhior: hyper-local Scottish fare
Scott Smith is the owner of acclaimed Edinburgh restaurant, Fhior, a unique hyper-local dining experience where guests head in ‘blind’, not able to see the menu until they have eaten it.

Defining his style as ‘modern Scottish’, Scott trained under Michelin-starred chef Geoffrey Smeddle at The Peat Inn near St Andrews and in 2016, revered food critic Marina O’Loughlin said of Smith: “a new Scottish star is born”.

27th April: Sam Carter, Restaurant Twenty-Two: creative British cuisine
The finale of this collaborative series will see Sam Carter of Restaurant Twenty-Two stepping up on Monday 27 April.

Formerly of some of the finest restaurants in the country including Gordon Ramsay’s Maze and Hambleton Hall, he is co-owner of Cambridge based Restaurant Twenty-Two, where seasonal British produce done simply is given a creative twist.

Make it happen
When: Launching 27 January 2020.
The Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder PH3 1NF
Wallet: £500 in January-March and £550 in April, including dinner for two guests at one of the events, an overnight stay in a Country Room and breakfast.
How: To book and for more information, please contact Reservations at or phone 0800 704 705.

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