The 2020 Restaurant Awards-Scottish Edition recognise top establishments in Scotland

Following the enormous success of The Restaurant Awards-Scottish  Edition last year, Creative Oceanic are pleased to announce the finalists of The 2020 Restaurant Awards –Scottish Edition.

The black-tie ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 7, at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel where the best restaurants will gather for a celebration of the establishments that are considered as the best in Scotland.

Scotland provides a great range of traditional and international dining options, making it a wonderful destination for food lovers.

Whether it is the places that we have had our lunch and dinner hundreds of times or new establishments that have just entered the industry, these awards are an exclusive celebration of the specialists that enhance the flavours in the country.

The awards are set to recognise and celebrate the success of the best restaurants that make it impossible to have a bad gastronomic experience when visiting their establishments.

The event will seek to reward the talent, skill, hard work and determination of those who serve the region, promote different cuisines and connect the community through food and culture.

A Spokesperson for The Restaurant Awards-Scottish Edition said: “These awards aim to recognise  the food experience as well as service excellence, ambience, quality and variety of choices that the restaurants in Scotland have to offer.

“These finalists represent the gold standard, whose lively atmosphere and fantastic skill have made them stand out among the rest.

“We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck and we are looking forward to welcoming all of our guests and celebrating the winners with them.”

The finalists of The 2nd Restaurant Awards-Scottish Edition are:

Scottish Restaurant of the Year
The Cellar Door (Edinburgh)
The Gannet (Glasgow)
The Boathouse Lochside Restaurant (Fort Augustus)
Ardnamurchan  (Glasgow)
The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Pibroch Scottish Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Amber Restaurant (Edinburgh)
North Port Scottish Restaurant (Perth)
Brea Restaurant (Stirling)
Howies Restaurant (Aberdeen)

British Restaurant of the Year
Red Poppy Restaurant (Strathpeffer)
No. 22 at the Fox & Willow (Ayr)
The Grain Store (Edinburgh)
Mums Great Comfort Food (Edinburgh)
Carrigan’s Blantyre (Blantyre)
Carrigan’s Hamilton (Hamilton)
Slanj Restaurant (Tarbet)
The Copper Top (Falkirk)
Faodail  (Alloa)

Pan European Restaurant of the Year
Number 16 (Glasgow)
Cafe Tabou (Perth)
Elia Restaurant (Glasgow)
Juni Gin Bar (Paisley)
Mondos Restaurant (Coatbridge)
Riva (Bothwell)
The Roost Restaurant (Perth)
Venachar Lochside (Callander)
Terrace Restaurant (West Lothian)
Aizle (Edinburgh)

Pan Mediterranean Restaurant of the Year
Kastriots Mediterranean Bar & Grill (Glasgow)
Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar  (Dundee)
BABA (Edinburgh)
Mezzidakia (Glasgow)
Mediterranèa    (Stirling)
Alchemilla (Glasgow)
Meze Meze (Glasgow)
Lido (Troon)
Deils Cauldron (Crieff)
Halloumi Glasgow (Glasgow)
Omorphia Taverna (Bellshill)

Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year
Pasha Glasgow (Glasgow)
Hanam’s (Edinburgh)
Rojava  (Edinburgh)
Al Sultan (Glasgow)
Souq (Edinburgh)
Elfalafel (Edinburgh)
Mezza Lebanese Bistro (Glasgow)
Persian Paradise Restaurant (Glasgow)
AGA Restaurant (Glasgow)
Abo Tamer  (Glasgow)

Indian Restaurant of the Year
Madha Restaurant (Glasgow)
Dalshannon Farm Indian Restaurant (Cumbernauld)
Charcoals (Glasgow)
Green Gates Indian Restaurant (Renfrew)
Saffron (Innerleithen)
The Khukuri (Edinburgh)
Tanjore (Edinburgh)
Rustom Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Chaakoo Bombay Cafe (Glasgow)
Ranas Tandoori Restaurant (Stirling)
Nawab Restaurant (Stirling)

Italian Restaurant of the Year
Trattoria Genova Restaurant (Paisley)
Bella Vita (Glasgow)
Cardosi’s (Paisley)
Bella Fresca (Glasgow)
Frizzante Proseccheria (Edinburgh)
Grand Italia (Perth)
Rocca Ristorante and Bar (Hamilton)
Leonardos Hamilton (Hamilton)
Pietruccio’s (Hamilton)

Pan Asian Restaurant of the Year
Oiishi Japanese Restaurant (East Kilbride)
Harajuku Kitchen  (Edinburgh)
Lychee Oriental  (Glasgow)
Ka Ka Lok (Glasgow)
Wudon (Glasgow)
Opium (Glasgow)
Dusit (Edinburgh)
Nok’s Kitchen (Edinburgh)
Wee Buddha (Edinburgh)
Kanpai Sushi (Edinburgh)

Best World Cuisine
NY American Grill (Glasgow)
Mamma’s American Pizza (Edinburgh)
Sabor Criollo (Edinburgh)
Hermanns (Stirling)
Po’Boyz Glasgow (Glasgow)
Nile Valley Cafe (Edinburgh)
Indaba  (Edinburgh)
Los Argentinos (Edinburgh)
The Spanish Butcher (Glasgow)
Buenos Aires Cafe and Grill (Musselburgh)

Turkish Restaurant of the Year
Istanbul Turkish Kebab House (Glasgow)
Ada Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Verdo (Edinburgh)
Antioch Restaurant (Dunfermline)
Agacan Turkish Restaurant (Dundee)
AGA Restaurant (Glasgow)
Hanedan (Edinburgh)
Meze Meze (Edinburgh)
Mezzidakia (Glasgow)

Neighbourhood Restaurant of the Year
The Mexican (Perth)
Starfish Tarbert Restaurant & Gallery (Tarbet)
Etive Restaurant (Oban)
Vine Leaf (St Andrews)
Mac and Wild at Falls of Shin (Lairg)
The Mustard Seed Restaurant (Inverness)
The Courtyard Brasserie and Bar (Aberfeldy)
Old Station Restaurant (Spean Bridge)
Fiddlers Highland Restaurant (Inverness)
Five March (Glasgow)

Highlands Restaurant of the Year
Stables Restaurant and Grill (Fort William)
Cornerstone Restaurant  (Mallaig)
Gille Brighde (Diabaig)
The Pier (Lairg)
Lochleven Seafood Café (Fort William)
Fiddlers Highland Restaurant (Inverness)
The Whale Tale (Lairg)
Carron Restaurant (Strathcarron)
Carrbridge Kitchen Restaurant (Carrbridge)

Aberdeenshire Restaurant of the Year
Eat on the Green (Ellon)
Rothesay Rooms Restaurant (Ballater)
Porterhouse Steakhouse (Inverurie)
Borsalino (Peterculter)
The Captain’s Table (Fraserburgh)
Peartree Coffee House and Bistro (Fraserburgh)
Christos Greek Taverna (Aberdeen)
Café Bohème (Aberdeen)
Clachan Grill (Ballater)
Nargile Restaurant (Aberdeen)

Glasgow Restaurant of the Year
Black Sheep Bistro (Glasgow)
The Red Onion (Glasgow)
Cail Bruich (Glasgow)
Six by Nico (Glasgow)
Alchemilla (Glasgow)
Azzurro (Glasgow)
Verona (Glasgow)
The Anchor Line (Glasgow)
Citation Taverne & Restaurant (Glasgow)
The Spanish Butcher (Glasgow)

Edinburgh Restaurant of the Year
Aizle (Edinburgh)
The Little Chartroom (Edinburgh)
Fhior (Edinburgh)
Aurora (Edinburgh)
The Khukuri (Edinburgh)
Radicibus Italian Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Educated Flea (Edinburgh)
Bia Bistrot (Edinburgh)
Gautam’s (Edinburgh)
Ostara (Edinburgh)

Dundee Restaurant of the Year
Collinsons Restaurant (Dundee)
Castlehill Restaurant (Dundee)
Piccolo (Dundee)
Gidi Grill Restaurant (Dundee)
Bellini Restaurant (Dundee)
The Ship Inn and Waterfront Restaurant (Dundee)
Bridgeview Station Restaurant (Dundee)
Beiderbeckes Bistro (Dundee)
The Bach (Dundee)
Bird and Bear (Dundee)

Ayrshire Restaurant of the Year
The Blair (Kilwinning)
Adesso (Irvine)
Struther Farmhouse (Kilmarnock)
Macfarlane (Ayr)
Saffy’s Cafe Bar Brasserie (Ayr)
Cafe Da Vinci (Kilmarnock)
The Orangery Restaurant (Seamill)
Vito’s (Ayr)
Priya Authentic Indian Kitchen (Ayr)
The Auchans (Kilmarnock)

Fife Restaurant of the Year
Ghillies Steakhouse and Grill (Rosyth)
The Wee Restaurant (North Queensferry)
Ostlers Close Restaurant (Cupar)
The Waterfront Restaurant (Kirkcaldy)
The Newport Restaurant (Newport on Tay)
The Bonnybank Inn (Leven)
The Dining Room (Kirkcaldy)
Incontri (Dunfermline)
La Gondola (Kirkcaldy)
Dreel Tavern (Anstruther)
Pane E Vino (Kirkcaldy)

Restaurant and Bar of the Year
Lord of the Isles (Argyll)
The Devil’s Advocate (Edinburgh)
Pibroch Scottish Restaurant (Edinburgh)
The Square Bar and Restaurant (Glasgow)
Monteiths (Edinburgh)
The Birds and Bees (Stirling)
The Solid Rock Cafe (Glasgow)
The Restaurant Bar and Grill (Glasgow)
The Finnieston (Glasgow)
Bracken Bar and Restaurant (Erskine)

Pizza Restaurant of the Year
Zucca Ristorante Pizzeria (East Kilbride)
Baffo Pizza and Birra (Glasgow)
Origano Pizzeria (Edinburgh)
Dough Pizzeria (Edinburgh)
Napizza Stirling (Stirling)
Civerinos Slice (Edinburgh)
Mozza Glasgow (Glasgow)
Padrone Pizza (Helensburgh)
Angelini’s Pizzeria (Bishopton)
Pizzeria 1926 (Edinburgh)

Country Restaurant of the Year
Loch Bay Restaurant (Stein)
Restaurant Andrew Fairlie (Auchterarder)
The Woodsman Restaurant Fishcross (Alloa)
The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant (Aviemore)
The Blair (Kilwinning)
Corries (Alexandria)
The Barn Bar (Oban)
The Glover Arms (Perth)
Craigadam Country House  (Castle Douglas)
The Clachaig Inn (Ballachulish)

Steak Restaurant of the Year
Rancho Steak House (Edinburgh)
Tiffney’s Steakhouse (Glasgow)
Little Steak House (Paisley)
Mini Grill Steakhouse (Glasgow)
The Chop and Ale House at Champany Inn (Linlithgow)
McKirdy’s Steakhouse (Edinburgh)
Steak and Cherry (Glasgow)
Chop House (Leith)
Smoke Stack (Edinburgh)
The Grill by HW (Stirling)

Seafood Restaurant of the Year
Loch Fyne Oyster Bar (Loch Fyne)
Cafe Fish (Tobermory)
Lemon and Thyme (Kelso)
River House Restaurant (Inverness)
Crabshakk (Finnieston)
Lochleven Seafood Café (Fort William)
The Catch at Fins Restaurant (Largs)
Kishorn Seafood Bar (Strathcarron)
Samphire (Inveraray)
MacCallum’s Oyster Bar (Troon)

Vegetarian Restaurant of the Year
Lotus Vegetarian Cuisine (Glasgow)
The Salad Table – Hendersons of Edinburgh (Edinburgh)
Ranjit’s Kitchen (Glasgow)
Novapizza (Edinburgh)
Annakut Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Ellishadder Art Cafe (Isle of Skye)
Kalpna (Newington)
The 13th Note (Glasgow)
The 78 (Glasgow)
David Bann (Edinburgh)

Vegan Restaurant of the Year
Puti Vegan Cafe (Glasgow)
Mono (Glasgow)
Suissi Vegan Asian Kitchen (Partick)
The Hug and Pint (Glasgow)
The Flying Duck (Glasgow)
Serenity Now (Glasgow)
The Wildcat (Fort William)
Holy Cow (Edinburgh)
Harmonium (Leith)
Soul Food Kitchen (Glasgow)
Picnic (Glasgow)

Buffet Restaurant of the Year
COSMO World Buffet (Edinburgh)
Hot Flame World Buffet (Uddingston)
Shanghai Blossom Buffet Restaurant (Hamilton)
Diva Buffet (Clydebank)
City Harbour Chinese Buffet Restaurant (Dundee)
Mr Basrai’s World Cuisine (Ayr)
China Red (Edinburgh)
Chef’s World Buffet (Dundonald)
Panda Cuisine (Glasgow)
Marble Global Buffet (Glasgow)

Fish and Chips Restaurant of the Year
CATCH Fish and Chips (Glasgow)
McMonagles (Clydebank)
Anselmo’s Fish and Chips (Dunoon)
Anstruther Fish Bar (Anstruther)
Palombos of Balloch (Alexandria)
Tailend Restaurant (St Andrews)
Crail Fish Bar and Cafe (Crail)
Murray’s Fish and Chip Shop (Dundee)
City Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Fishers In The City (Edinburgh)

Restaurant of the Year
The Royal Mackintosh Hotel (Dunbar)
The Capon Tree Town House (Jedburgh)
The Left Bank (Glasgow)
Waterside Restaurant (Kyle of Lochalsh)
La Lanterna (Glasgow)
Trawler Restaurant (Golspie)
The Hebridean (Glasgow)
Lychee Oriental (Glasgow)
The Butterfly and the Pig (Glasgow)
Rossini (Partick)

Inn Restaurant of the Year
The Cross Keys (Kippen)
The Juniperlea Inn (Blackshiels)
The Kilberry Inn  (Argyll)
The Chop and Ale House at Champany Inn  (Linlithgow)
Kilchrenan Inn (Kilchrenan)
The Strathardle Inn (Kirkmichael)
The Falls Of Dochart Inn (Killin)
Old Churches House (Dunblane)
The Inn at Loch Tummel (Strathtummel)
Barley Bree Restaurant (Crieff)

Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year
Edinbane Lodge (Edinbane)
Braidwoods (Dalry)
21212 (Edinburgh)
Tower Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Rhubarb (Edinburgh)
Bilson Eleven (Glasgow)
Wee LOCHAN (Glasgow)
Edinburgh Food Studio (Edinburgh)
The Gallery Restaurant (Stirling)
Castlehill Restaurant (Dundee)

Street Food Restaurant of the Year
Japan Street Food (Paisley)
Tuk Tuk Indian Street Food (Glasgow)
Lazord Syrian Street Food (Glasgow)
Barnacles & Bones (Edinburgh)
Paradise Palms (Edinburgh)
Veloce Italian Street Food (Edinburgh)
Cherry & Heather Fine Foods (Glasgow)
Ushas (Glasgow)

Family Restaurant of the Year
Boh’ Cucina (Uddingston)
Hup Lee Restaurant (Motherwell)
Manhattan’s Family Restaurant (Perth)
Lorimers Family Restaurant (Inverness)
Reds (Portobello)
Broadwood Farm (Cumbernauld)
The Capelrig (Newton Mearns)
Rodi Turkish BBQ Restaurant (Edinburgh)
Frosoulla’s Greek Restaurant (Glasgow)

Romantic Restaurant of the Year
Gille Brighde (Diabaig)
River House Restaurant (Inverness)
Mumbai Diners’ Club (Edinburgh)
Coul House Restaurant (Contin)
The Newport Restaurant (Newport on Tay)
Monteiths (Edinburgh)
Rocpool Restaurant (Inverness)
The Rowan Tree Country Hotel Restaurant (Aviemore)
Hemma (Edinburgh)

Burger Restaurant of the Year
Smashburger (Glasgow)
Steak Cattle and Roll (Glasgow)
Burger and Keg (Paisley)
BlackHorn Burgers (St Andrews)
The Cambridge Bar (Edinburgh)
Bubba Q (Edinburgh)
The Holyrood 9A (Edinburgh)
The Crafty Pig (Glasgow)
Burger 7 (Coatbridge)

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