Massive congratulations to head chef Lorna McNee and Cail Bruich’s owners Paul and Chris Charalambous. Cail Bruich’s star is the first one in Glasgow since Gordon Ramsay’s Amaryllis closed in 2004.
McNee brought the accolade home to the city just over five months into her first head chef role. It makes her the first solo female chef to be awarded one in 20 years in Scotland and the first female chef to be awarded one in Scotland’s largest city.
Cail Bruich, which also has three AA Rosettes, was opened in 2008 by brothers Chris and Paul Charalambous who ran the kitchen and front of house respectively. It was only early in 2020 that chef Chris decided to move away from the kitchen to focus on other aspects of the family-run business. They also own Bar Brett and run Epicures.
Lorna was appointed head chef at Cail Bruich in August 2020, a step up from her previous role as sous chef at two Michelin starred Restaurant Andrew Fairlie where she had started her career as an apprentice. In 2019 she appeared on the BBC’s Great British Menu and was named ‘Champion of Champions’.