One of Scotland’s 12 Michelin star restaurants is to be sold by the current owners after 10 years in business.
The Cellar in Anstruther, Fife announced to customers on social media that the restaurant will be sold by owner and head chef Billy Boyter and his family.
The eatery earned the coveted one Michelin Star status in 2015 and is part of an elite dozen of restaurants in the country.
In a post, the restaurant confirmed a sale was to be processed as it felt like the “right time”.
A statement read: “After a lot of thought and consideration, my family and I have decided it’s the right time to sell The Cellar. It’s been an amazing 10 years and I’m so proud of what we’ve created in our time.
“I’d like to thank all of our amazing suppliers. We could never have achieved what we did without you. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you all.
“And of course thank you to all of our amazing guests, some of whom we now regard more as friends. We’ll miss all of you. Thank you so much for being part of the journey.”
The restaurant informed customers they will be contacted over outstanding deposits and voucher refunds.
Scottish chef Peter Jukes, who died in 2013, previously ran the restaurant before it reopened a year later under new ownership.
The Michelin Guide for The Cellar reads: “Something of an icon in these parts, this restaurant is tucked away through an arch on a narrow side street.
“Local chef Billy Boyter’s great strength is his understanding of flavours: he likes to blend numerous layers of flavour and, while each one stands out by itself, it also complements the others and brings the dish together as a whole.
“The menu blends together effortlessly to create a hugely enjoyable experience.”
Glasgow’s Cail Bruich was the most recent site to earn the award in 2021, while only UNALOME near Kelvingrove Park is named on the list alongside it for the city.
In Edinburgh, five restaurants have earned the status including The Kitchin run by chef Tom Kitchin, Restaurant Martin Wishart and Timberyard near Edinburgh Castle.
Heron and Condita are also Michelin-star rated in the capital, as is the Loch Bay Restaurant in Skye, The Peat Inn near St Andrews and Glenturret Lalique in Crieff.
Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles Hotel is the only two-star restaurant on the list.
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