Edinburgh Restaurant Awards: Chance to pick a family favorite

Callum Hain of Akva in Fountainbridge, left, is honored as Best Friend of the Family by Victor Contini at the Edinburgh Evening News Restaurant Awards final of 2019. Photo: Neil Hanna

In 14 categories, the awards will recognize the incredible achievements of the capital’s thriving food scene in unprecedented times.

From Michelin-starred gourmet restaurants to cozy cafes and bustling street food spots, there are plenty of rich culinary delights to celebrate across the city and Lothians.

The Edinburgh Evening News believes it is now more important than ever to recognize excellence in this valuable industry.

Edinburgh Evening News Restaurant Awards 2022

The event, sponsored by Zettle, a point-of-sale solution, will take place at Brewhemia at Market Street on Monday, June 6.

The categories are Edinburgh Chef of the Year, Best Dining Experience, Best Newcomer, Best Cafe/Delicatessen, Best World Cuisine Restaurant, Best Pub & Gastro Pub, Best Family Friendly, Best Specialty, Best Takeaway Offer, Best Use of Outdoor Space, Best Customer Service, Best Seafood, Sustainability Awards and Edinburgh Restaurant of the Year.

Edinburgh and the Lothians are home to excellent pubs and breweries that beckon guests to visit for a different drinking and dining experience.

For the Best Gastro Pub & Brewery category, judges will be looking for an establishment that serves great food paired with a variety of tasty and intriguing beers.

The most recent recipient of this accolade was The Bridge Inn, Newbridge, which has delighted guests with its excellent beer selection and hearty meals.

To celebrate places that offer high standards in their range of food and drink for adults and children, the Best Family Friendly award will be given to a restaurant that warmly welcomes young and old.

It is no longer the case that children are given coloring pages and a minimal menu, as the industry increasingly aims to introduce young people to different types of catering.

In 2019, the title went to Fountainbridge-based Akva, renowned for its Scandinavian-inspired dishes and tantalizing cocktails.

The previous year, the prize went to The Scran and Scallie, a modern gastropub in Stockbridge run by celebrity chef Tom Kitchin.

As the foodie scene continues to thrive, the capital is firmly on the character cuisine map.

New this year is the title of the best specialty which will commemorate a place that wants to be unique, whether it is serving breathtaking vegan dishes or transforming some of the best Scottish products into tasteful works of art. .

You have until Friday, April 22 to submit your nominations for this year’s event.


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