Nominations open for 2013 Scottish Resstaurant Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s Scottish Restaurant Awards, made in association with

The Scottish Restaurant Awards celebrate the achievements of a remarkable industry in Scotland.

In 2012, more than 4000 nominations were received for over 500 restaurants and takeaways across the country.

If you have a favourite place or know a restaurant doing something you keep going back to experience, your nomination will reward them for their hard work, if you get it in before the deadline at 22nd March.

The final awards ceremony has become one of the highlights in the industry calendar, recognising the achievements of the catering game’s most talented individuals.

2013 marks the sixth year of the popular awards and categories now include Best Use of Social Media and Sustainable Restaurant of the Year.

Last years Chef of the Year, Jeff Bland, executive chef at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, says:: ‘The Scottish Restaurant Awards inspire our industry to strive for higher standards, and put not only our restaurants on the map but the Scottish food industry itself.

‘The amount of work this industry does towards helping the Scottish economy can often be underestimated. I am delighted we have these awards to recognise the work we are all doing across the board.’

The Scottish Restaurant Awards will be held on 4th June at Ghillie Dhu, hosted by award-winning food critic, Tam Cowan. He will be joined by key industry figures, restaurateurs and celebrity foodies from across the country to celebrate the best of our restaurant industry.

The categories available in the 2013 Scottish Restaurant Awards are:

  • Best Italian Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Indian Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Oriental Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Takeaway Restaurant
  • Best Family Friendly Restaurant of the Year
  • Chef of the Year
  • Best Bar Food of the Year
  • Best Rural Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Seafood Restaurant of the Year
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Sustainable Restaurant of the Year
  • Restaurant of the Year

For further information and to make a nomination, visit the Scottish Restaurant Awards website here.

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